by WorldTribune Staff, October 24, 2016
A vast sea of immoral American voters have a choice between “bad and worse” in the 2016 presidential election, according to Iran’s “moderate” president.
“America claims it has more than 200 years of democracy, and they have had 50 presidential elections, but there is no morality in that country,” President Hassan Rouhani was quoted as having said in a speech which was carried live by state television.
“You saw the presidential debates, how they talk…, how they accuse and mock (each other),” Rouhani told a crowd gathered at a stadium during his visit to the central city of Arak.
During his visit to the United Nations in September, Rouhani said he was asked about who he preferred between Republican candidate Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton: “I said should I prefer bad over worse or worse over bad?” said Rouhani.
The comments come from an Iranian leader who many in the West see as moderate and who leaves it to the Islamic Republic’s hardliners to slam America as “the Great Satan.”
Last month, however, Rouhani accused the U.S. of giving in to pressure by “Zionist groups” and violating the terms of last summer’s nuclear deal.
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei continues to rule out his country having ties with the United States or “the Zionist regime” – that is, Israel – claiming he has proof that the United States was planning a coup in Iran.