Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 24
By Fatih Karimov- Trend:
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that the US runs plots against the Islamic Republic.
He made the remarks during a meeting with thousands of people from the central city of Najafabad on Feb. 24, said the message on the official website of the supreme leader.
The US has plans for the region following the nuclear deal, including plots for infiltration in Iran, Khamenei said.
He once again accused the US of plotting against Iran's upcoming election for parliament, as well as the Assembly of Experts to be held in Feb. 26.
The next elections for the 10th term of the Iranian Parliament and the 5th term of the Assembly of Experts will take place simultaneously on February 26.
One of enemy's artifices in election is creation of bipolarity like 'governmental' and 'anti-governmental' parliaments, Khamenei said, adding that Iranians want neither a governmental, nor an anti-governmental parliament, but a brave, faithful parliament aware of its duties and not bullied by US.
He further said that the Islamic Republic enemy has failed to prevent people's allegiance to the Islamic establishment.
"When after 37 years and with all pressures, cruel sanctions and promotions enemy couldn't prevent people's allegiance to the system, greatness of the Islamic Revolution awes it," Khamenei said.
He called the election a "national rising" in Iran, saying with voting in elections, the Iranian nation stands firm against and defies the enemy.
He also criticized using such words as "extremist" and "moderate" for defining political factions in Iran, saying enemies have been using to use these phrases from the first day of the Islamic Revolution.
Khamenei went on to say that the founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was seen by enemies as the most extremist person, adding that today he himself is known as the most extremist person in Iran.