The Oath

Provided being confirmed (God forbid!) by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , the following is the text of President elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s oath according to Article 121 of the Iranian Constitution:

“In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful,

“I, as President, swear in the presence of the Noble Qur’an and the people of Iran (sic!), by God, the Exalted and Almighty, that I will guard the official religion of the country, the order of the Islamic Republic and the Constitution of the country; that I will devote all my capacities and abilities to the fulfillment of the responsibilities that I have assumed; that I will dedicate myself to the service of the people (sic!), the honor of the country, the propagation of religion and morality, and the support of truth and justice (sic!), refraining from every kind of arbitrary (sic!) behavior; that I will protect the freedom (sic!) and dignity of all citizens and the rights that the Constitution has accorded the people that in guarding the frontiers and the political, economic, and cultural independence of the country I will not shirk any necessary measure; that, seeking help from God and following the Prophet of Islam and the infallible Imams (peace be upon them), I will guard, as a pious and selfless (sic!) trustee, the authority vested in me by the people (sic!) as a sacred trust, and transfer it to whomever the people (sic!) may elect after me.”

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