Iran celebrates security and peace ahead of election: Ayatollah Khamenei


Tehran (ISNA) - 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 people from various backgrounds met with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei Wednesday 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.

“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,” he said.

"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," the Leader of the Revolution added.

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".

Highlighting the significance of public discipline, Ayatollah Khamenei 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”.

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