US says Iranians denied to free and fair elections

In Iran’s presidential elections, the United States regretted that Iranians were unable to participate in a free and fair electoral process. To the ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi’s election win, Iranians were denied the right to choose their leaders in a free and fair electoral process, as said by a State Department spokesperson in the first reaction from Washington.

According to the spokesperson, indirect talks with Iran on the US rejoining the 2015 nuclear accord which was abandoned by former US President Donald Trump, shall be continued by the United States.

Several political heavyweights were barred from running in Iran’s elections, While Raisi is seen to be as close as the supreme leader who holds the ultimate political power in Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 81 years old.

Meaningful progress has been made by the indirect talks in Vienna between the US and Iran and that Washington wanted to build on this as said by the State Department spokesperson on the Iran nuclear accord.

With the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on a mutual return to compliance, discussions along with the allies and partners shall be continued, as said by the spokesperson.

After the field of some 600 hopefuls, including 40 women who had been winnowed down to seven candidates which were all men excluding an ex-president along with a former Parliament speaker many voters have chosen to stay away.

In dispute on which sanctions imposed on Iran would be lifted, the discussions in Vienna which were brokered by European diplomats have been locked.

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