Rohani's win hinders US Iran attack: Russian MP

Rohani's win hinders US Iran attack: Russian MP
Tue Jun 18, 2013 16:48:27

A senior Russian lawmaker says the victory of Hassan Rohani in Iran’s 11th presidential election will “greatly hinder” attempts by the United States to push ahead with any potential military scenario against the Islamic Republic.

Alexei Pushkov, the head of the international affairs committee of Russia’s lower house of parliament, said on Monday, “Rohani’s victory in Iran will greatly hinder the US military scenario for Iran,” Russia’s Ria Novosti reported.

Rohani emerged victorious in the presidential election of June 14, which was marked by a high voter turnout, winning 50.7 percent of a total of 36,704,156 ballots counted.

Iran’s Interior Ministry put the voter turnout at 72.7 percent.

“For those who don’t know: a military scenario for solving the Iranian problem has been prepared in the United States for six or seven years,” Pushkov stated.

The United States, the Israeli regime and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program, with Washington and Tel Aviv repeatedly threatening to resort to a military attack against Tehran’s nuclear facilities, based on the unfounded allegations.

US President Barack Obama said in March that “all options are on the table” to stop Iran's nuclear energy program, which he falsely claims is diverted to non-civilian purposes.

Iran rejects the allegation, saying that as a committed signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Meanwhile, Iran’s President-elect Rohani said during his first press conference on Monday Iran’s nuclear energy program has always been clear, but we are ready to show more transparency and make clear for the whole world that the measures taken by the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within the international frameworks.

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