TEHRAN Feb. 16 (Mehr News Agency) -- University professor and member of the Construction Coalition Islamic Iran (CCII) Ali Abaspur said on Saturday Western countries’ anxieties over Iran’s upcoming Majlis election are not voiced in favor of Iran’s welfare, but rather because of concern about Iran’s efforts to strengthen its independent status.

Foreign countries have never supported Iran’s national interests, but they must heed the United Nation’s (UN) charter, accordingly they are not allowed to interfere in the domestic affairs of other countries.


Abbaspur reminded those Western countries which shed crocodile tears for Iran’s upcoming Majlis election should have cared about he last U.S. presidential election in which the current U.S. president, George W. Bush, was elected under extremely suspicious circumstances.


Abbaspur told the Mehr News Agency that Iran’s seventh Majlis election will be the most competitive one, since there are so many candidates campaigning to be elected for this period. In comparison with previous elections in Iran, more political parties are in fact represented in the seventh Majlis election.


If supporters of some unrepresented parties do not want to vote in this election, Abbaspur said, this stance cannot be extended to the whole Iranian population, adding that a free and competitive election will be held on February 20, 2004.


He emphasized the Iranian nation is the only authority who will determine the validity of the upcoming Majlis election.



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