Iran news headlines on Friday include Iran high presidential election turnout; US & Israel plan of delegitimization of Iran election; Nasrallah denouncement killing of protester outside Iran embassy; a senior Iranian cleric remarks over country large voter boosting its international power and Salehi urging Canada to resolve ‘misconceptions’ through dialog.
Head of the Election Committee of Tehran Province says the voter turnout in Iran’s July 14 elections is predicted to hit 70 percent in the province.
The United States and Israel are trying to delegitimize Iran presidential election in order to destabilizing the country as part of their ‘regime change’ agenda, a political analyst says.
Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah denounced Friday the recent killing of a Lebanese protester outside Iran’s embassy in Beirut. “We totally reject the incident that took place outside the Iranian Embassyand the killing was [deplorable] and this issue is being investigated,” he said.
A senior Iranian cleric says unlike other countries, a massive voter turnout in Iran elections is an asset which boosts the Islamic Republic’s international standing. “The quality of elections in the Islamic Republic is different from other countries in that … elections in our country are meant to [offer] support to the Islamic establishment,” Tehran interim Friday Prayers leader, Ayatollah Mohammad Emami-Kashani, told worshippers in the capital city.
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has reacted to Canada’s move to prevent the opening of polling stations for Iranian expatriates in the country, urging Ottawa to exercise “wisdom” and resort to dialogue.