Thursday Nov 08, 201212:41 AM GMT
Iran expects practical change in US policies, Mehmanparast says
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman says only practical and fundamental changes in Washington’s policies could restore the trust of the Iranian nation towards the United States.


The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that only respect for the rights of the Iranian nation, as well as a fundamental and practical reconsideration of the US government’s wrong policies in the past could reduce the Iranian nation’s distrust towards the US administration, Ramin Mehmanparast said on Wednesday.

He stressed that Iran will judge the US by its actions not words. “Any evaluation of the promise of change will be based on the actual policy and performance of US officials,” he stated.

Incumbent US President Barack Obama won a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney for another four-year presidential term on Wednesday.

Mehmanparast said the outcome of the US presidential election shows that Americans want a president that avoids extremist policies and works to improve the country’s economic situation.

He stressed Iran’s policy of respecting popular vote, and called on Washington to meet the US voters' demands regarding change, improving the welfare of the US citizens, and an end to the administration's costly unilateralism.

“The truth is that people in the Muslim world and Middle East are still waiting for the realization of US president’s promises,” the spokesman pointed out.

He added that only adopting a new approach based on non-interference in the internal affairs of the regional countries could restore part of US credibility in the region.

Mehmanparast further described promoting global peace and stability through mutual understanding as one of the main principles of Iran’s foreign policy.

Tehran welcomes any honest move by countries interested in mutual understanding, he concluded.

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