(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Among this insecure collection of countries in the region, the Islamic Republic of Iran is busy preparing for elections in peace and security.
Ahead of the presidential and Islamic city council elections, a group of people from various backgrounds met with Ayatollah Khamenei this morning May 17, 2017.
In this meeting, the Leader of the Revolution invited the nation to appreciate the peace and security Iran enjoys during the week of elections. He said: Look at the countries of the region, where can you find a place where there is no insecurity? Among this insecure collection of countries, the Islamic Republic of Iran is busy preparing for elections in peace and security. We have only two days left until election day. All Praise is due to God. This peaceful and calm environment is invaluable. In a country with 80 million people, the nation is, enthusiastically, preparing themselves for Election Day, meanwhile there is peace everywhere; this is truly something precious that we should appreciate.
The Leader of the Revolution held that, "It is likely that some individuals seek to violate law, however these sectors--whether the executive, regulatory, or security sectors--are trustworthy and reliable, thank God; they should of course watch out."
Ayatollah Khamenei warned the nation and the authorities of the enemy by stating,"The Iranian nation has an enemy; against this enemy, the face of the nation should strongly reflect resolute willpower and determination, as well as self-confidence, peace and calm."
His Eminence highlighted the significance of public discipline, he asserted: The discipline among our people is extremely important; public discipline and the people's commitment to abide by laws before the election, on the day of the election and after the election, are valuable. This is what many countries lack; and our nation proves to enjoy that: we have learned from experiences in the past. The Iranian nation has learned through experience that discipline is beneficial, and indiscipline unlawfulness can be so harmful.
Ayatollah Khamenei further held: The Islamic Republic has granted us freedom; although, some people are ungrateful and use the freedom they are given to deny freedom exists--this is ungrateful. Thank God there is a free environment in Iran; there is the influence of the people's vote in electing the president and city managers. This is crucial. Groups within our region, whose government heads are backed by the US regime, long for having such elections. It is a dream for them to take the stage, to have a few people compete for taking on the presidency, and for the the people to have the right to vote.