Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei said on Monday that US want to dishearten people on Iran’s presidential election.
Delivering a speech to the graduated students of the Imam Hossein Military Academy in Tehran, he said: “A high turnout in the Iran election would be costly for them (US).”
“People vote for those that work for the national esteem, resistance against enemies and making Iran a model for world oppressed,” he said.
“[No candidates] should show green light to internal or external enemies.”
“It is almost 34 years that US officials use propaganda [against Iran' elections] and each time Iranian people punch them in the mouth [by way of who they choose to vote for],” he said.
The US Secretary of State John Kerry on a visit to Israel on Friday criticized the Guardian Council, Iran’s highest electoral supervisory body according to the Constitution, for not approving hundreds of candidates.
Kerry also accused the Guardian Council of choosing candidates that represent the interests of the Iranian establishment.
One day later, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said that according to the Algiers Accords, the United States has agreed not to meddle in Iran’s internal affairs.
“The United States’ support of democracy is just a subterfuge and is all a show. It would be in Washington’s interest to abide by international law and to stop interfering in the internal affairs of other countries, “he said on Saturday.
“Those objecting to Iran’s Election mechanism have Guantanamo prison and drones over the rural parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan as blemish on their face””Those who use dubious money or the public money cannot win the public trust, “Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Advising people who to choose their ideal candidate he said: “People vote for those that work for the national esteem, resistance against enemies and making Iran a model for world oppressed.”
“The candidates’ slogans should be in order to consolidate the proud-making, proper and wise stances of the Islamic Republic regime.”