Iran expresses full readiness to hold the presidential elections, Official says
Shafaq News/ Iran announced that it made all preparations including security measures for holding the presidential elections as scheduled in June 18. Iran's Minister of Intelligence Mahmoud Alavi said.
Alavi told reporters yesterday, Friday, that "there is total coordination between all the security, intelligence, judicial, military and political forces to hold the elections."
He added that the efforts of security, judicial, military and political officials aim to hold elections without security breaches and with large turnout.
Alavi stressed that "the large popular participation in the upcoming elections represents the power and loyalty of the people to the Islamic Republic and enhances the country's ability at the international level… it would spread despair among enemies and consolidate the country's pride and dignity."
Earlier, Iran’s Guardian Council said that the vetting body will soon announce a review of candidates barred from this month’s presidential vote following the Supreme Leader’s intervention.
“The orders of the Supreme Leader are final and his ruling must be obeyed. The Guardian Council will soon announce its opinion, acknowledging that it is not immune to error,” council spokesman Abbas Ali Kadkhodai said in a tweet.