Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 4
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Ahead of upcoming elections to be held in late February, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has criticized those who question their outcomes.
Iranians are getting ready to elect both law makers for parliament and clerics for the Assembly of Experts on February 26.
"Righteous candidates should be allowed to run in the elections and the officials should not let improper people run as candidates," Khamenei said during his address to a gathering of Friday Prayers leaders from across country Jan. 4, according to his official website.
Saying that the damages inflicted by the unrests after the 2009 presidential election and its aftermath haven't been compensated yet, he called on political groups and parties to propose proper candidates for the elections.
He also urged people to stay vigilant about the lists of candidates proposed by political groups and said there are some unreliable people among those who suggest the lists.
He touched upon the elections held in Iran over the past three decades and described all previous rounds of elections in the Islamic Republic as healthy, and dismissed possibility of any fabrication of the results of elections in the country.
Khamenei further called on the Iranian officials to hold fair elections and warned against any "infiltration".