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Biden’s policies continue ‘Trumpism,’ charges Iran’s only presidential candidate

Gen. Hossein Dehghan, a military adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Tehran, Iran, November 18, 2020. (Vahid Salemi/AP)
Gen. Hossein Dehghan, a military adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Tehran, Iran, November 18, 2020. (Vahid Salemi/AP)

The only currently declared candidate in Iran’s presidential election planned for June — where only those approved by the country’s autocratic regime can run — has accused US President Joe Biden of continuing the aggressive foreign policy of his predecessor Donald Trump.

“The Biden administration talked about diplomacy, multilateralism and interaction in the international arena as well as returning to its international commitments,” Hossein Dehghan, a military adviser to the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, tells The Guardian.

“However, we still see the same policies from the newly elected administration as we did from the Trump team: not lifting the oppressive sanctions against Iranian people, continuing to block Iran oil revenue in foreign banks while we need the money to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

“Altogether this means the continuation of Trumpism in international relations.”

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