(JNS.org) The election of Republican candidate Donald Trump last week has not changed Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s opinion about the United States.
“We have no judgment on this election because America is the same America,” Khamenei said in a public speech in Tehran, AFP reported. “In the past 37 years, neither of the two parties who were in charge did us any good and their evil has always been directed toward us.”
Khamenei’s speech marked his first comments on the election victory of Trump, who has made statements calling the Iran nuclear deal a “disaster” and promising to either renegotiate or renounce the deal altogether.
“We neither mourn nor celebrate, because it makes no difference to us,” said Khamenei. “We have no concerns. Thank God, we are prepared to confront any possible incident.”