US Election Results Unimportant to Iran: Vaezi

US Election Results Unimportant to Iran: Vaezi

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran does not care who will win the US presidential election in November, the chief of staff of the Iranian president said, describing the mounting American pressures on Tehran as a tactic to whitewash the US’ failure to handle the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Mahmoud Vaezi said the US presidential election’s results would have no impact on Iran’s clear policies.

“It will make no difference to us which party wins the (US) election, as our policy is clear and definite,” he said.

Vaezi said the US government has constantly worked on a propaganda campaign against Tehran and has intensified the anti-Iranian sanctions over the recent weeks to gain a benefit ahead of the presidential election.

“(US President Donald) Trump has extremely bad conditions in this election. He’s falling far behind his rival,” the Iranian president’s chief of staff added.

He said the Trump administration has stepped up pressures on Iran in order to “draw the US public opinion’s attention to foreign issues, considering its weaknesses in (handling) the coronavirus and the very heavy death toll they have recorded” in the US.

The US election results would have no effect on Iran, since Washington has already done anything it has been able to do, Vaezi said, according to the government’s official website.

“You saw during the past two or three days that our people and our market -the (gold) coin market, the currency market and other markets- have reacted differently to the American pressures,” he stated, stressing that the US administration’s last-ditch attempts will get nowhere.

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