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February 24, 2016 10:42 am

Ahead of Iranian Election, Khamenei Calls on Citizens to Elect Anti-West Parliamentarians

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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, pictured,  said he was confident voters would return a parliament prepared to stand up to the United States. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, pictured, said he was confident voters would return a parliament prepared to stand up to the United States. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Iran’s leader said that he was confident voters would return a parliament prepared to stand up to the United States at Friday’s election and prove that the lifting of sanctions on the Islamic Republic had not changed its anti-Western stance.

Iranians will vote for representatives to the 290-seat parliament and to the 88-member body that will elect Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s successor, in the first elections since last year’s nuclear deal with world powers.

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