Iran's Interior minister: journalists can go to any polling stations and report possible violations (PHOTO)
Iran, Tehran, June 14 /Trend T. Jafarov/
The journalists can go to any polling stations, and monitor the voting process, , Iran's Interior minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar told journalists today at the press conference.
"We are ready to receive and consider all reports regarding possible violations, and investigate them," he said. "We are also ready to answer all questions and give a direct answer as soon as possible."
The press conference is being held an hour after the meeting between Iranian Interior Ministry and the 6 Iranian presidential candidates.
Najjar went on to note that representatives of all presidential candidates were asked to be present at the polling stations.
He also warned all candidates not to give out any position about their possible victory before the official announcement.
"Right after the voting time ends, immediately the counting of votes will begin. However, our priority here is transparency and vigilance, not quick vote count," Najjar said, urging people to actively participate in voting, without delays.
Iran's intelligence minister Heydar Moslehi is also present at the Internal Affairs ministry, and reportedly will hold a press conference with local and foreign journalists.
The 11th presidential elections have officially started today in Iran.
The primary results of the June 14 presidential election will be announced by the Iranian Interior Ministry, and would be then approved by the Guardian Council.
There are six candidates participating in the current presidential elections: Secretary of Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, Supreme National Security Council Secretary Saeed Jalili, former Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Velayati, Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, President of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council Hassan Rohani, and former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi.