12/27/2011

Official Cautions about West's Plot to Stir Tension in Iran as Elections Near

TEHRAN (FNA)- The West is trying to spark tension in Iran on the verge of the parliamentary elections, Iran's state-prosecutor said, adding that the West is using different means to stage its anti-Iran plots. 

Addressing a gathering of Iran's top judiciary officials here in Tehran on Tuesday, Iran's Prosecutor-General and Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeii stated that the West has always sought to undermine the Islamic establishment.
"According to reports by (Iran's) security apparatus, the westerners are seeking to stir tension in the country's atmosphere on the verge of elections," Ejeii noted.
"To that end, the westerners are using cyber space in a bid to spread the atmosphere of pessimism and insecurity," Ejeii underscored.
Earlier this month, member of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Zohreh Elahian told FNA that Tehran holds strong intelligence showing that a number of western countries are trying to disturb security during the upcoming parliamentary elections in Iran.
"According to the reports that we received months ago, a number of western countries have drawn plans for the elections in a bid to challenge the 9th parliamentary elections just like (June) 2009 (presidential) election," she said.
Registration for the ninth parliamentary elections, which are scheduled to be held on March 2, 2012, began with an opening ceremony attended by the interior minister and several other senior Iranian officials in Tehran on Saturday.
Candidates for the next parliamentary elections have until December 30, 2011 to register, and officials have announced that the deadline will most probably not be extended.
The Guardian Council, which is tasked with supervising the election, will then evaluate the competence of the people who have registered.