Paris (IP) - The Iranian ambassador to France emphasized that Iranians in all parts of the world have always amazed the world by protecting their homeland.

Iran PressIran news: Bahram Ghasemi wrote in a message on the occasion of the 13th presidential election: "During the past decades and in the numerous ups and downs of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, the great people of Iran have always been aware of all the malicious behavior of the adversaries of the Islamic Revolution ... to protect their land and lofty ideals."

Ghasemi added: "Iranians in all parts of the world have always amazed the world for the pride and permanence of their homeland."

Iranian residents in France cast their votes on Friday in Iran's 13th presidential election.

Iran's 2021 presidential elections have started nationwide and in 143 foreign countries, with nearly 60 million Iranians eligible to vote for one of four candidates running.

Polls opened at 07:00 am local time on Friday, June 18, and will run until 09:00 pm on Friday, according to the statement by the interior ministry.

City council, midterm parliamentary, and Assembly of Experts elections are underway simultaneously with the presidential vote.

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