US election result shows people fed up with American policies
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the result of the recent presidential election in the United States shows other countries and Americans themselves were fed up with the policies of the incumbent US administration.
“The US presidential election result shows that a country constantly wielding threats, sanctions, and sticks and taking a bullying tone with other nations must be pursuing a misled foreign policy,” President Rouhani told the 20th Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) via video link on Tuesday.
“Now the field is clear for new US elected leaders to grasp the message of their people and translate this determination for change into their foreign policies and their ties with other countries and states,” the Iranian president said.
The Democratic presidential candidate in the US election, Joe Biden, on Saturday passed the 270 electoral vote threshold needed to win the election and oust incumbent Donald Trump.
President Rouhani said the election result “taught another lesson to adventurers, war-mongers, adversaries of nations’ rights and violators of undisputed international rights.”
The Iranian president said the incoming US administration would have to try to regain the lost credibility of the United States.
“Re-embracing adherence to recognized international laws, regulations, and obligations, honoring other nations’ rights and compensating the losses incurred [on nations] are prerequisites to healing the US credibility across the world,” he said.