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Supreme Leader: Nation to deal big blow to enemies in Friday elections

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 29, IRNA -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday the Iranian nation will slap the hegemonic powers in the face in the upcoming parliamentary elections on Friday.

The Supreme Leader made the remarks here Wednesday in an address to a large number of people from different walks of life and family members of martyrs.

The Supreme Leader said the Iranian nation will demonstrate its firm will to fight enemies through massive participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Ayatollah Khamenei further noted that the low election turnout of American people in different presidential elections was in no way comparable to that of Iranians both in presidential elections in 2010 and the eighth parliamentary elections.

Saying that massive participation of people in elections will produce a stronger parliament, the Supreme Leader said, adding that sending eligible and honest people to the parliament was as important as people's turnout in the polls.

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution also pointed to the explicit and direct remarks by the leader of the hegemonic powers on exerting pressures on the Iranian people to exhaust their patience and give up their resistance.

He said the US, the West and the Zionist regime want to stop the Iranian nation from moving in its path which has led to awakening of the Islamic world and made Iran a role model for other Muslim nations.

Ayatollah Khamenei further stressed great importance of people’s massive turnout in the 9th parliamentary elections.

The Supreme Leader further said that the nation will deal a blow to the bullying powers even more severe than the one dealt on them during rallies celebrating the victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, making the enemies understand that they could do nothing against the nation.

The Leader also said that the Friday elections are more sensitive compared to the previous ones.

Noting that February 11 demonstrations (by counter revolutionary forces) this year just failed because of people’s support for the Islamic system, Ayatollah Khamenei said enemies wished to have a handful of grouplets come to streets in protest against the Islamic system but things went wrong for them and now people have started to take to streets in Europe in protest at their governments.

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