Brigadier Jazayeri: Iranians will Suppress Protests After 2013 Presidential Election

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Written By Mahmoud Sarvari

Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri says Iranians are aware of current conditions of Islamic Republic. The country will hold the next presidential election in coming month, and several politicians have warned about possible riots after the election. Many people and security forces lost their lives during demonstrations and protests happened after 2009 presidential election.

“Fortunately Iranian people know the conditions very well. They feel the importance of Iran’s 2013 presidential election, which will play a pivotal role in the country’s future. This will prohibit occurrence of street rebels in Iranian cities.” Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri told a group of IRGC forces on Thursday.

“The people who were involved in past seditions are no longer supported by Iranians. This has a clear message to those politicians who try to make new problems for Islamic Republic. All candidates must follow constitutional guidelines and make their fans informed about such dangers.” Masoud Jazayeri added.

He also went on to say that Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) will not tolerate any riots and protests in country. “The procedure of electing president in Iran is clear. So, not only IRGC but Iranians will not tolerate any protests against the foundations of Islamic Republic after the election.”

Analysts say the main competency in upcoming election is between conservative political parties. Many have accused Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s current president, of abusing his power for selecting the next president of Islamic Republic.