According to Iranian official media reports, Iran on Tuesday accused the United States of interfering in its policy toward the United States, that the presidential elections held in Iran on Friday were neither free nor fair.
A State Department spokesman said Monday that the US considers the way Ibrahim Raisi was elected president “quite fabricated,” reiterating that the US stance that the presidential election in Iran was “neither free nor fair.”
Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabie said: “We believe that this statement is an interference in our internal affairs and is not supported by international law. We reject it.”
“The U.S. government has no right to express opinions on elections in Iran or any other country,” Rabie said.
Raisi is an ultra-conservative judge who has been sanctioned by the United States for human rights violations. As expected, he won the presidential election on Saturday because the country’s economic instability and political restrictions led to political competition characterized by voter indifference. .
More than half of eligible voters are too dissatisfied with voting or obeying domestic and foreign opponents and boycotting elections. Many voters who support reform think that none of them can vote, because voters bar celebrities and conservatives from running for elections.
The electoral turnout rate for four candidates was a record low-about 48.8%, and 3.7 million invalid ballots were considered protest ballots.