Iranian FM speaker: West after influencing upcoming elections in Iran
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said the West is seeking to influence the results of the upcoming presidential elections in Iran through increasing pressures on the Iranian nation, IRNA reported.
Talking to reporters on Wednesday, he said the West is planning to create internal crises in Iran instead of involving in direct clashes with the country which entails heavy expenses.
"That is why the West is keeping to ratify numerous resolutions against the Iranian nation," he added.
Next presidential elections in Iran are slated to be held on June 14, 2013.
The voters will select the successor of current president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is not able to participate in the elections for the third straight time due to country's constitutional laws.
Mehmanparast noted that the West is trying to prepare the ground for protests and discord among people by increasing pressures in a bid to affect the procedure and results of the presidential elections.
Mehmanparast referred to domestic solidarity, unity in commandment and commitment to the Islamic Revolution's values as the three factors which guarantee victory of Iran in different situations including the upcoming elections.
Commenting on the present situation in the region which he described as sensitive and decisive, he said the wave of Islamic awakening and presence of people in the scene to determine their own destiny without relying on the West has transformed the international order.