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News ID: 90194
Publish Date : 14 May 2021 - 21:49
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TEHRAN (Dispatches) -- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says a passionate popular turnout in the June 18 presidential election will boost the capabilities of the next administration and strengthen the country’s security and deterrence.
The Leader highlighted the significance of elections in Iran as the country is gearing up to hold its 13th presidential election next month.
"The people’s passionate turnout in the election will greatly impact the power and capabilities of the administration to be elected, and enhances the country’s reputation, security, and deterrence,” he told representatives of student groups via a video link late Tuesday.
Ayatollah Khamenei underlined the importance of making the right choice in the election, saying the new administrators should be competent, have managerial capabilities, be pious, and have faith in the country’s domestic capabilities since "a hopeless administration official cannot get anything done”.
"An individual who believes nothing can be done in the fields of defense, politics, economy, and production within the country does not deserve to govern the people,” the Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei said those who take power should have faith in the power of the people and the youth, display a revolutionary performance, truly seek justice, and act against corruption.
Such an administration, the Leader added, will be able to organize the country’s affairs by appointing hundreds of young and pious managers.
Iranians will go to the polls on June 18 to elect a new president to replace Hassan Rouhani.  
The Leader also expressed his sorrow over "bitter, heart-wrenching events” in Afghanistan and Palestine.
"I feel it is my duty to express my sorrow over the two incidents of bloodshed in the world of Islam. One is the bitter, heart-wrenching tragedy in Afghanistan and the martyrdom of innocent, young schoolgirls who were attacked without having been guilty of any crime. May God’s curse be on those who spread crimes to such an extent that they allow for the slaying of a large number of innocent, teenaged girls.
"In the recent events of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Palestine and Holy Quds, the malicious behavior of the Zionists is evident to the people of the world. It is truly everyone’s duty to take a stance and condemn this malicious, criminal, barbaric behavior of the Zionists in recent days,” the Leader said.
"Fortunately, the Palestinians are awake and firm. They must continue on this path. One can only talk with the language of strength with these criminals. They must increase their strength, stand strong and confront them. They must force them to stop their crimes and to surrender to truth and justice,” he added.
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