Enemy has increased pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran to the highest point in the hope of repeating the 2009 unrest and creating crisis before or after the election." Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin MehmanparastIran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast says enemies have maximized pressure on the Islamic Republic with the aim of disrupting the next presidential election. “Enemy has increased pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran to the highest point in the hope of repeating the 2009 unrest and creating crisis before or after the election,” Mehmanparast said Thursday. Mehmanparast said that the next presidential election has become the biggest point of hope for enemies to create a big unrest in the country and called for massive and fervent turnout in the upcoming election. “We are now witnessing an all-out war against the Islamic Republic of Iran launched by the global arrogance with the aim of isolating Iran and preventing the country’s youths from obtaining science and technology,” he added. Mehmanparast said enemies seek to defeat Iran from inside the country by targeting the three factors which led to the victory of the Islamic Revolution, namely unity, national solidarity and adherence to principles and values.
On January 8, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said one of the schemes of Iran’s enemies is to prevent a mass turnout in the election by distracting people through creating a political, economic or security incident.The Leader, however, noted that the Iranian nation is too prudent to be deceived by the hostile plots of the enemies or their agents. Iran's Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar said in December that the Islamic Republic’s eleventh presidential elections will be held on June 14, 2013. AR/MA