TEHRAN – The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ali Khamenei, expressed on Wednesday his indifference to the recent election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States and stressed that Iran is prepared to face any possible incident, IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday.
Khamenei delivered his remarks during a speech in the city of Isfahan, located 430 kilometers (267 miles) to the south of Tehran.
“The outcome of the (U.S.) presidential election makes no difference to Iran and the Islamic Republic of Iran is well-prepared for any probable events,” the Iranian Supreme Leader said.
This was Khamenei’s first official reaction to the result of the U.S. presidential election held on Nov. 8, which saw the victory of Republican Party candidate Donald J. Trump.
Trump promised during his electoral campaign to adopt a tough stance on Iran and heavily criticized the recent nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the six great world powers.
Khamenei said that, since the triumph of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979, all Washington administrations have kept their policies hostile towards Tehran.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran makes no judgment about the U.S. presidential election. Iran has always been a target of enmity by both U.S. political parties,” Khamenei declared.