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

A file photo of Iran Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. (File photo: AFP)

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.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05