Khamenei Calls for High Turnout in Parliamentary Election

DUBAI (Reuters) -
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

A high turnout in a parliamentary election will display unity in Iran against “enemies”, Iran‘s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted on Tuesday, days before the vote seen as a referendum on the clerical establishment’s popularity.

“America will fail to create divisions between the authorities and Iranians … a high turnout will display our unity against the enemies,” Khamenei tweeted.

Iran holds a parliamentary election on Feb. 21.