Iran says voter turnout to hit 70%

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.


Iran voter turnout predicted to hit 70 percent: Election official

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.

US, Israel aim to delegitimize Iran election for own agendas

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.

Nasrallah denounces killing of protester outside Iran embassy

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.

Large voter turnout boosts Iran’s intl. power: Cleric

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.

Salehi urges Canada to resolve ‘misconceptions’ through dialog

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.


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