Many world leaders congratulated Biden Following the media outlets He is expected to win the 2020 US presidential electionBut Iran has stood strong in its criticism of a nation with which it has had a troubled relationship.
Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used the moment to issue a statement making it clear that Khamenei had no love for the United States, whatever the outcome.
He called the election a “spectacle” and described the process as “an example of the ugly face of liberal democracy.”
“Regardless of the consequences, one thing is clear,” Khamenei wrote. “The Political, Civil and Moral Decline of the US Government.”
Iran’s Vice President Eshagh Jahangiri spoke in a more diplomatic manner. According to Reuters.
State media quoted Jahangiri as saying he hoped for a change in “disastrous US policies” after Biden’s expected victory.
“I hope we will see a change in the destructive policies of the United States, a return to the rule of law and international responsibility and respect for nations,” Jahangiri alleged.
Other statements by Iranian advisers indicate that the administration is ultimately positive about Trump’s election defeat.
Hesmedin Ashena, an adviser to the president, tweeted that “Iranians stand by until they give up cowardice.”
Ashena described “national efforts and Islamic zeal” in a thoughtless attempt, and Warned that “If Biden comes, we’ll tell him it’s a mistake to do the tests.”
“Tehran views Trump’s defeat at the height of its opposition policy. This will have disastrous consequences for those who think it will be cheaper or easier to pursue diplomacy with Iran after Trump, “said Ben Telbull, a senior FDD think tank in Washington. Told Reuters.
Biden’s victory could lead to new talks between the United States and Iran, which will bring long-discussed issues back to the table, including Iran’s nuclear program.