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Election in Iran

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution has warned against the enemies’ attempts to cause a rift between the Iranian people and the Islamic establishment. Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei was addressing the nation on the 32nd anniversary of the passing away of Iran's Islamic Republic’s founder, Imam Khomeini. Ayatollah Khamenei highlighted the significance of elections in Iran, including the upcoming presidential vote. He said existing shortcomings should not discourage people from having political participation. The leader also recommended that people consider deeds rather than words of the presidential hopefuls. Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that the candidates should not disappoint people with hollow promises. He also urged influential figures to encourage people to participate in the election.

Imam Khomeini passing anniversary 

Friday marks the 32nd anniversary of the passing of the founder of Iran's Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini. 

US-China tensions 

A senior US commander has condemned China for its military flights over the South China Sea earlier this week. The US Air Force's Pacific commander described as escalatory and destabilizing the flights off Malaysia and Taiwan. He accused China of using such flights to prompt a reaction from Taiwan and invoke cost for the island. Earlier this week, Malaysia said 16 Chinese military aircraft had flown over disputed waters off its eastern state of Sarawak. It accused Beijing of breaching its national sovereignty. China rejected that and said its air force abided by international law. China and several countries in the South China Sea region have been locked in a territorial dispute for years now. 

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