Iranian Supreme Leader says elections fair (UPDATE-3)

Politics Materials 19 June 2009 13:50 (UTC +04:00)

The turnout of presidential elections is fair, Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said during Friday prayer, IRINN broadcasted. 

The Iranian nation will not break the law, he added.

The Supreme Leader called candidates to stop unrest in the country, and stated that otherwise the whole responsibility for the consequences will fall on them.

If anybody believes that gatherings in street give any result, then he makes mistake, Khamenei said.

"I gave instructions to the Supervisory Board to consider all the complaints from presidential candidates and the candidates must present them in accordance with the law," he said.

According to him, the Supervisory Board was mandated to count votes with participation of representatives of candidates.

Khamenei called on presidential candidates to be patient and not to give cause for enemies, citing their responsibility to the public.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticized TV-debates held during the presidential elections, IRINN TV channel reported.

The debates held in the country have had both positive and negative milestones, he stated during the Friday prayer which was lively aired via IRINN.

He called accusations, rumors and black PR in some TV debates as negative milestones.  

"I has got pleasure of watching these debates, but was dissatisfied with their shortages," Khamenei said.

The July 12 elections was the most large-scale after the referendum in the post-revolutionary Iran, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said during the Friday prayer on June 19, IRINN news channel reported.

He thanked the Iranian nation for active participation in the elections.

"The elections in Iran were a real shock for Iran's enemies and happiness for its friend," Khamenei said.

The Iranian nation will achieve all its aims, he said.

"The Iranian people faced different serious difficulties within 30 years after the revolution, but faith in Allah helped to solve all aroused problems," Khamenei said.

The supreme leader urged the country's youth and all nation to keep patient