Anti-U.S. protests in Iran Affect U.S. presidential election results November 4 at 12:30 a.m.
In Tehran, Iran’s capital, an anti-U.S. demonstration was held in front of the former U.S. Embassy on March 3, condemning the United States for continuing its hostile policy against Iran, including economic sanctions.
In Iran in 1979, the anti-American Islamic regime was established after the overthrow of the king’s government in the country, and in November of this year, a group of students took over the U.S. Embassy in the capital Tehran and took diplomats hostage for more than 400 days, triggering the two countries to break off diplomatic relations.
Protests are held in November, when the incident occurred in Iran, but large-scale rallies were canceled due to the spread of the new coronavirus, and on March 3, about 50 citizens who voluntarily gathered in front of the former U.S. Embassy held anti-American demonstrations.
Participants called for “death to the United States” and accused the United States of continuing its hostile policy against Iran by burning the American flag.
In Iran, the Trump administration’s unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear agreement and the resumption of economic sanctions against Iran have made it impossible to export crude oil that supports the economy, and prices have continued to rise due to the collapse of the currency.
A 52-year-old man who participated in the demonstration said, “The United States is targeting Iranian crude oil and freezing its funds. I can’t forgive you.”
As for the U.S. policy toward Iran, the results of the presidential election are likely to have an impact on the situation in Iran, as Mr. Biden, a Democrat, has indicated his willingness to return to the nuclear agreement.
Iran seriously interested in U.S. presidential election
Iran in the Middle East has been greatly affected by the economic deterioration caused by the Trump administration’s hostile policies, and there has been significant interest in the outcome of the U.S. presidential election at the country.
In Iran, the economy has deteriorated to what is said to be the worst in history as the Trump administration unilaterally withdraws from the Iran nuclear agreement and resumes sanctions on Iran.
Business has stagnated significantly and negative growth has continued due to the inemored export of crude oil, which accounted for 30% of Iran’s annual sales due to economic sanctions, and the indetaining of funds with foreign countries.
In addition, the local currency has plunged to about one-eighth its value compared to when the Trump administration was inaugurated, and as a result, prices have continued to rise, and the lives of citizens have become increasingly severe.
In January, commander Soleimani of the Revolutionary Guard, who had been seen as a hero in the country, was killed by the U.S. military, and distrust of the Trump administration has never been greater.
Meanwhile, Mr. Biden, a Democrat, has appealed for a policy toward Iran that is different from President Trump’s hostile policy, including a positive attitude toward returning to the nuclear agreement.
For this reason, there have been calls for Mr. Biden’s victory, especially in the business community affected by the sanctions, and some newspapers have said in an editorial that if Mr. Biden becomes president, the sanctions will be lifted and the economy will improve.
President Rouhani, on the other hand, has repeatedly made bullish remarks, saying, “No matter who becomes president, the United States has no choice but to give in to the resistance of the Iranian people.”
However, depending on the outcome of the election, it could lead to the easing of sanctions and progress in the dysfunctional nuclear agreement, so government officials are also watching the outcome with serious interest.