President: February 11 rallies a prelude to major turnout in elections

Tehran, Feb 10, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that attending the nationwide rallies on Feb. 11 to mark the victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution is a prelude to major turnout in the upcoming elections.

The president made the remarks speaking at the end of a cabinet meeting.

Rouhani called on the Iranian nation to take to the streets on Feb. 11 rallies to demonstrate their national unity.

He said that large turnout in the rallies on Thursday can remove possible threats posing the country.

The rallies are of special significance this year as the country has achieved an important international victory, the president said in reference to the nuclear deal reached in July between Iran and the six world powers.

By IRNA