America reacts to the victory of radical Ibrahim Raisi, questions raised on Iran's presidential election


Radical candidate Ibrahim Raisi has won Iran's presidential election by a huge margin. He will replace incumbent President Hassan Rouhani in August. Meanwhile, America has raised questions on the election. The US State Department said that the presidential election in Iran was not fair, but that the US will continue to advance its interests about Iran, whoever is in power. A spokesman for the department told this to Sputnik. The Iranian Interior Ministry announced on Saturday that Ibrahim Raisi won the election with nearly 62 percent of the vote. This time the lowest turnout in the history of the country was 48.8 percent.

A US State Department spokesman said: "We have seen the Iranian Interior Minister announce the winner of Friday's Iranian election, Ibrahim Raisi, but should also note that Iranians must choose their leaders in a free and fair electoral process." was denied the right. Meanwhile, several world leaders, including Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Syrian President Bashar Assad, have already congratulated Raisi on his victory.

A State Department spokesman told Sputnik that the US would continue discussions with its allies and partners about compliance with the Iran nuclear deal. He also said that our Iran policy is designed to advance American interests. We look forward to building on the meaningful progress made during the latest round of talks in Vienna.

The European Union said on Saturday that the Joint Commission for the Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is going to resume talks in Vienna on June 20. Representatives from China, France, Germany, Russia, Britain, and Iran will attend the talks. During this, there will be a discussion on bringing America back to the nuclear deal. In the year 2018, then US President Donald Trump withdrew his country from this agreement and imposed many strict sanctions on Tehran.