No Concern Over US Election Outcome

No Concern Over US Election OutcomeNo Concern Over US Election Outcome

Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Iran feels no concern about the results of the recent US presidential vote because it has never tied its foreign policy to changes in the US power structure.

"Unlike those who are celebrating or lamenting the outcome of the US election, we neither celebrate nor lament it, and it makes no difference to us and does not have us concerned because, with God's help, we are prepared to deal with any potential incident," Ayatollah Khamenei was quoted as saying by his official website.

He was speaking in a Wednesday meeting in Tehran with thousands of people from the central province of Isfahan.

US Republican candidate Donald Trump won more than 270 electoral votes last week to be elected president in an upset victory over Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton.

During campaigning for the White House, Trump raised the prospect that the United States will pull out of the 2015 nuclear agreement, calling it a "disaster" and "the worst deal ever negotiated", but later conceded it would be hard to destroy a deal enshrined in a United Nations resolution.

It has been in force since January to roll back Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions.

Ayatollah Khamenei said despite the changes in the US political structure, it is untrustworthy by nature.

"We do not [need to] make a judgment about the US presidential election because it is the same America and over the past 37 years [after the Islamic Revolution] neither of the two major US parties, when in office, has acted in our interest, and they have constantly tried to hurt the Iranian nation," he said.

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