Iran’s Khamenei says voting in parliament elections is a religious duty

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei told Iranians voting in the parliament election on Friday is a religious duty, according to media reports, days before the vote seen as a referendum on the clerical establishment’s popularity.

He also said in a Twitter post that a high turnout in a parliamentary election will display unity in Iran against “enemies”.

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

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