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300,000 security forces to guard Iran polls

Staff Writer |
The chief of Iran’s Law Enforcement Forces says as many as 300,000 members of the service will be deployed to guarantee security during general elections next month.

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Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari said the elections are “the most important political event” to take place in the country, adding his forces are directly responsible to thwart any possible threat.

“The country enjoys exemplary security,” but "the armed forces, police and the security apparatus should always assume that something is going to happen," he said.

"We should pay attention to the regional and international developments, and maintain necessary readiness to confront any type of threat,” Ashtari added.

He touched on the activities of Takfiri and Salafi groups, saying "thanks to the readiness of the armed forces and the vigilance of the Eminent Leader of the Revolution (Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei), all plots have been foiled" so far.

"We should maintain this readiness and vigilance because preparedness would forestall any movements in various domains."


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