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Supreme Leader’s Top Aide: Iran Sees No Difference between Clinton, Trump


Supreme Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei’s top adviser for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati underlined that Tehran sees no difference between the US Republicans and Democrats in the 2016 presidential race, given the latter’s bad record in remaining loyal to its undertakings.
“There is no difference between the Democrats and Republicans and we don’t see any difference between them in the US presidential election,” Velayati said in an interview with al-Mayadeen news channel on Saturday.

“The democrats proved that they are not committed to their undertakings under on the nuclear deal and are no different than the Republicans,” he added.

In relevant remarks in June, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani stressed that Tehran sees no difference between the victory of US Democrats or Republicans’ nominees (Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump) in the 2016 presidential race.

“It doesn’t make so much difference for Iran since we have had confrontations with both the Republicans and Democrats in the past 37 years (after the Islamic Revolution),” Larijani said.

“Both the Democrats and the Republicans have negative records in dealing with Iran and it depends on how people can correctly analyze issues in the current conditions and how much wisdom they show in ruling their country,” he added.

Larijani stressed the necessity for implementing the economy of resistance policies and reinvigorating Iran’s might and power, and said, “If we understand these elements well, then anyone that is elected as the US president will have not so much affect on us.”

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