Many world leaders congratulated Biden After the media I expected him to win the 2020 US presidential electionHowever, Iran stood firmly in its criticism of a country with which it had a troubled relationship.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran took advantage of this moment to issue a statement that made it clear that Khamenei does not love America in any way the result was.
He described the elections as a “spectacle,” and declared the process “an example of the ugly face of liberal democracy.”
Khamenei wrote: “Regardless of the outcome, one thing is absolutely clear.” The confirmed political, civil, and moral decline of the American system.
Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri spoke more diplomatically, According to Reuters.
State media quoted Jahangiri as saying that he hoped to change “destructive US policies after Biden’s expected victory.”
Jahangiri reportedly said: “I hope we will see a change in the destructive policies of the United States, and a return to the rule of law, international obligations, and respect for states.”
Other statements by Iranian advisers indicate that the administration ultimately views Trump’s defeat in the election as a positive.
The presidential advisor, Hosam Eddin Ashina, tweeted that “the Iranians stood until the coward left,” explaining in subsequent tweets that “coward” refers to Trump.
Ashina described “patriotic efforts and Islamic zeal” to try not to obey, and Be warned “If Biden comes, we also tell him it is wrong to test the test.”
Tehran sees Trump’s defeat as justifying its resistance policy. This will have dire consequences for those who believe that diplomacy with Iran after Trump will be cheap or easy, ”Behnam Bin Taliblo, senior fellow at the FDD think tank in Washington, To Reuters.
Biden’s victory could lead to a resumption of discussions between the United States and Iran, which would bring long-discussed topics back onto the table, including Iran’s nuclear program.