(IRNA) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Friday the Iranian nation has repeatedly made enemies regretful.
President Ahmadinejad made the remark while speaking to reporters after he cast his vote in the 4th Assembly of Experts and 3rd local councils elections and the second by-elections of the 7th Majlis, reports Trend.
Praising the "very wise" nation of Iran, he said, "Although the Iranian nation has been always targeted by spiteful people, it has always remained honorable and powerful."
In response to a question on attempts by enemies of the Islamic Revolution to make the Iranian nation disappointed so that they would not turn out at the elections, he said, "Despite all these efforts, Iran and the Iranian nation are resolved and firm.
"The Iranian nation will pay no attention to these (the enemies') efforts because today it is in a position to guide the human society intellectually."
Ahmadinejad stressed, "Enemies of the Iranian nation prevent growth and development of mankind and (establishment of) peace and justice in the world. They only have two options ahead, either they should be reformed or they should go.
"Of course, we hope they give up their grudge against the Iranian people because the great nation of Iran has made its big decision and is moving forward in the path of grandeur and greatness with might," he said.
The president stressed that enemies cannot create any obstacles in the way of Iranians.
He described elections as the right of the Iranian nation and a scene to prove the nation's greatness.
"I have no doubt our nation will build up Iran at the earliest and show the world a model of an ideal life...
The Iranian nation will not only build up itself but also pave the way for freedom and greatness of all nations," he said.