Iran’s deputy foreign minister said the result of the US presidential votes will have no bearing on the fundamental policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
In a radio interview on Saturday, Abbas Araqchi said Tehran has always opted to stand up to bullying and pressure.
“Iran’s fundamental policies, which are based on countering domination and resisting illegal pressure, will definitely not be affected by the US elections,” he said.
“But naturally, if a new situation emerges, the Islamic Republic of Iran will adopt proper methods and solutions which are in conformity with the new situation in order to secure its interests and counter any possible new pressure or threats,” the deputy minister added.
He further lashed out at Washington’s bullying, saying, “There will be no shift in the United States’ domineering and bullying policies with the change of president.”
However, if new individuals come to power in the United States, new approaches may emerge in Washington’s policy, Araqchi said.
The Iranian diplomat also weighed in on the possibility of the new US president returning to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
“It is still too early to talk about this. There are numerous challenges, but, in the first place, one should wait and see what possible new policies will be adopted by the US,” he stated.
In remarks on November 3, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei stressed that Iran’s policy toward the US would not be affected by the result of the US presidential election.
“No matter who wins the US elections, it won’t affect our policy toward the US. Some people talk about what will happen if this or that one is elected. Yes, certain events may happen but they don’t concern us. Our policy is calculated and clear,” the Leader emphasized.