Biden would be marginally better than Trump for Iran

Joe Biden would be marginally better than US President Donald Trump for Iran, an American human rights and peace activist says.

Iran (IMNA) - The Iranian Foreign Ministry has said that Tehran is unconcerned about who will become the next US president and only looks towards the new administration’s political choices.

“More than [paying attention to] the results [of the US elections], we pay attention to the US administration’s actions,” and the policy that it will adopt, ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said in Tehran on Monday.

Iran unconcerned who will become next US president, looks at policy

“I think that Trump will not want to do that. I mean it's pretty clear where Trump is headed with this. I think he has no intention of re-entering the JCPOA, and though I do think Biden would be more willing to do that, in part because of course it was agreed to, when he was vice president and he has publicly stated that he is open to re-entering the agreement,” said Daniel Kovalik, who teaches international human rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

“So I do think there is some difference between Trump and Biden on this issue. It seems to me that Biden would be marginally better than Trump for Iran,” Kovalik told Press TV on Tuesday.

“I agree that it largely does not matter who is president in terms of foreign policy. The two parties are pretty much in agreement on foreign policy and its imperial foreign policy. With that said, you know, there's always some small differences, and given how powerful the US is -- small differences can matter,” he added.

“I had a friend who used to say, ‘Dan, the US is like a giant elephant, and if it rolls one way a little bit if you kill 10,000, if it roles the other way maybe it kills less.’ I kind of view it that way,” he explained.

“I think that the Iranian ministry is largely right, but there are minor differences and I think in this case Biden will be more open to talk to Iran than Trump,” the analyst concluded.

Leader: Iran will maintain unfaltering stance whoever takes helm of US

‌‌‌Meanwhile, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that Iran will not be concerned about who emerges the winner of the US race for presidency and that the Islamic Republic’s stance towards the US hegemony will remain unaltered whatever the result of the election.

The Leader said, “Some may think that a government can benefit from submitting to the demands of the United States, but the governments that surrendered to American bullying have suffered the most and their troubles have only multiplied.”

“Iran’s policy towards the US is calculated and clear and does not change with the movement of individuals,” he stressed.

The leader noted that the arrival or departure of political figures might have implications for others, but that Iranians “will be unconcerned and the Islamic Republic’s policy will be unaffected.”


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