News ID: 233110
Published: 0247 GMT October 21, 2018

Iran rejects US ‘delusion’ of interference in elections

Iran rejects US ‘delusion’ of interference in elections

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said the White House accusations against other countries are politically-motivated, adding that the claim that Iran is interfering in the upcoming US congressional elections is rooted in “delusion.”

Rejecting the US administration’s baseless claims that Iran is seeking to influence the US mid-term elections, he said that Iran’s principled policy is based on non-interference in other countries’ affairs, IRNA reported.

US intelligence and law enforcement agencies on Friday claimed that foreign governments continued to try to influence US elections, including the upcoming midterm congressional vote in November.

“We are concerned about ongoing campaigns by Russia, China and other foreign actors, including Iran, to undermine confidence in democratic institutions and influence public sentiment and government policies," the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Justice Department, FBI and Department of Homeland Security said in a joint statement.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said bids by American officials to accuse Iran of seeking to meddle in and influence the US congressional elections are basically false.

Qassemi added that the White House tries to level accusations against other countries with "specific domestic political purposes and everyday adds the name of a country to its delusional list in this regard."

The allegation comes as US government agencies have said they have no evidence of a compromise or disruption of election equipment yet.



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