Iran rejects claim of meddling in US election, blasts Washington's own int'l election meddling

11 September 2020 | 10:43 Code : 1995283 From the Other Media General category
Iran rejects claim of meddling in US election, blasts Washington's own int'l election meddling

“The United States is leading active disinformation campaigns against other countries. The US is not in a position to make such a woeful claim," Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said in a statement on Friday, Press TV reported.

"The US has interfered for decades in the elections of other countries – including Iran – and orchestrated a coup d’état in 1953 which overthrew Iran’s democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq,” he said.

The remarks came a day after Microsoft claimed that it had detected Russian, Chinese and Iranian efforts to target “people and organizations involved in the upcoming presidential election”.

The statement claimed that the attempts had sought to attack campaigns associated with both US President Donald Trump and his rival Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden.

It claimed that most of the attacks had been “detected and stopped by security tools built into our products”.

Khatibzadeh also said that Tehran has no interest in the outcome of the US election.

"As we have reiterated over and over, it does not matter who is the president in the White House for Tehran. What matters is that Washington abides by international law, regulations and norms and stops interfering in other countries and honors its commitments," he said.

Washington, which has sought to impose an overt campaign of “maximum pressure” against Iran ever since withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018, has also sought to stifle Iranian media operating across different social media platforms in recent years.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have consequently cracked down on pages belonging to credible Iranian figures and media outlets, closing them or limiting their access to international audiences.

Source: Iran Daily