Leader: Today Iranian nation determines future of country for coming years

Tehran, June 18, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Friday that " “It is the people who are controlling what is happening today. It is the people who are determining the country's future for the coming years by voting.”

The Supreme Leader made the remarks while casting his vote in the 13th presidential election.

According to his official website Khamenei.ir, Ayatollah Khamenei said that "it is the people who are controlling what is happening today. It is the people who are determining the country's future for the coming years by voting. "

In this speech, Imam Khamenei referred to the importance of the presence of the people in determining the fate of the country on this day. He considers people’s participation in the elections to be a wise action, and he went on to say, “We repeatedly invite people to participate in the elections. The result of their presence primarily affects the people themselves. Of course, the people's turnout will also help to gain major advantages for the country in the international arena. However, the ones who mostly benefit from voting are the people.”

In saying that every single vote definitely matters, Imam Khamenei advised the people, “You should participate and do this with a pure, divine intention. I advise you to do this important task at the earliest possible. The sooner you do this, the better.”

In referring to the anniversary of the birth of Imam Ridha (pbuh), Imam Khamenei expressed hope that this election day will be a day of celebration for the Iranian people and that the nation will benefit from this election. In the end, the Leader thanked the election officials and the journalists who were present."

Ayatollah Khamenei participated in “the 13th Presidential election,” “the 6th elections for the Islamic city and village councils,” “the midterm elections for the 5th Assembly of Experts” and “the midterm elections for the 11th Islamic Consultative Assembly” and cast his vote at the ballot box in the first moments after the casting of ballots commenced.

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