Alavi: Political Calm Prevails

Alavi: Political Calm Prevails
Alavi: Political Calm Prevails

The intelligence minister said security and peace prevail across the country, with conflicts among political parties at their lowest level ever.

Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi made the remarks in a public address in the city of Esfarayen, North Khorasan Province on Sunday, IRNA reported.

The minister emphasized that coexistence of various political thoughts and persuasions is in a satisfactory situation, urging political parties to work "hand in hand" and not let their differing views become a source of dispute and contention.

Alavi pointed to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Seyyed Ali Khamenei's decision to name the current Iranian year (started March 21) the year of "Government and Nation; Harmony and Unanimity" and called on political groups to follow the Leader's guidelines and promote unity.  

Underscoring the significance of harmony and unanimity between the government and the nation, the minister said such unanimity disappoints enemies and pleases friends both in and outside the country.  

Noting that "political vitality" is essential for the society, he called on political groups to serve the public, try to appeal to them and avoid conflicts with one another.

He said the spying agencies of the US, Israel and the UK financed by some "arrogant rulers" in the region have created terrorist groups such as the so-called Islamic State with the aim of harassing Muslim nations.

However, he assured that the capabilities of IS cannot compare with the power of the Islamic Republic and that the terrorist group is well aware that it cannot "mess with" Iranian security.