Supreme Leader remarks get wide coverage
All major newspapers of Pakistan on Wednesday gave wide coverage to the speech of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamene'ie in which he warned the country's next president to avoid making "concessions" to the west, IRNA reported.
The daily 'Dawn' reported that Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamene'ie has said that "Some (candidates) have the wrong analysis that by giving concessions to enemies, their anger towards Iran will be reduced," Khamene'ie said in a live televised speech. "This is a mistake."
"If we can shore up the economy, the enemy will be left defenseless in its confrontation with the Iranian nation," said Khamene'ie, while calling on the next president to build up Iran's "national might" against Western hostility.
Another daily 'The News' said that Khamenei addressing directly to the election candidates, said regardless of who wins the poll, they should "promise not to attach importance to the interests of foreigners more than they do to those of the Iranians."
Daily 'The Nation' said that Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamene'ie has insisted he did not have any "preference" when it came to the candidates and called on Iranians to cast their ballots on June 14, saying a high turnout would foil foreign attempts to undermine the election.
"Every vote for any candidate is a vote for the Islamic republic; it is a vote to confidence in the establishment and the electoral process," he said.
'Daily Times,' said that Iran's supreme leader has warned that the country's next president should avoid making "concessions" to the west, saying this would not ease tensions over Tehran's nuclear drive.
Daily 'Business Recorder' reported that Ayatollah Khamene'ie has said that some (candidates) have the wrong analysis that by giving concessions to enemies, their anger towards Iran will be reduced," Khamenei said in a live televised speech. "This is a mistake."