The US presidential election will have "
" on Iran's political line vis-à-vis the United States, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday (November 3rd).
When it comes to the United States, we follow a sensible, calculated and characteristic policy, and this policy cannot be affected by changes of people
" in Washington, said Ayatollah Khamenei in a televised speech on the occasion of the Muslim holiday marking the anniversary of the birth of Muhammad.
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Today is election day in the United States.
Things can happen but that does not concern us.
Our policy is well defined and the comings and goings of people [in the White House] will have no effect on our policy,
”added the Iranian number one.
Americans go to the polls on Tuesday to elect their new president, and this election this year coincides in Iran with the 41st anniversary of the American hostage crisis triggered on November 4, 1979 by the storming of the United States Embassy. in Tehran.
Credible way back to diplomacy
" for Iran, promises Biden
This episode, which would not end until 444 days later with the release of 52 Americans, had caused national trauma in the United States, resulted in the severing of diplomatic ties between Washington and the Islamic Republic, and continues to poison relations. Iranian-American.
Iran and the United States have found themselves on the brink of war twice since June 2019, amid tensions in the Gulf and around the international Iran nuclear agreement concluded in Vienna in 2015.
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Outgoing US President Donald Trump unilaterally denounced this pact in 2018 and initiated a policy of "
" against the Islamic Republic with economic sanctions that plunged the Iranian economy into a severe recession.
In response, Tehran has since May 2019 freed itself from most of its key commitments made in Vienna.
Rival of Donald Trump, the Democratic candidate Joe Biden indicated that in case of victory, he intended to propose "
to Iran a credible path of return to diplomacy
" with a view to reintegrating the United States into the agreement. from Vienna.