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Iranian strategist: US elections' results not to effect Iran-US relations

Head of Middle East Strategic Studies Center (MESSC) Dr. Mahmoud Sari'olqalam said in Tehran on Monday, "The victory of the current Republican White House team, or the democrats, led by John H. Kerry, will leave no effect in the quality of Iran-US relations," IRNA reported.

Speaking to the MESSC scientific staff, Dr. Sari'olqalam added, "The contents, and involved parameters in Iran-US relations would remain unchanged following the probable victory of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, compared to George Bush Jr.'s era."

Professor of Martyr Beheshti University's Faculty of Laws and Political Studies, referring to the macro-policies of both major US political parties, added, "The Republicans' main economic objective is promoting open market economy at global level, while the Democrats major economic ideal is boosting social justice, and that is the axis of their presidential campaign currently, but they are both quite concerned about Iran case, and our nuclear plans."

He made the conclusion, "Therefore, the reaction of either the Republicans, or the Democrats towards Iran and its nuclear plans depend directly on the outcome of the two upcoming IAEA Board of Governors' meetings on Iran."

Referring to the former US National Security Advisor during former US president Jimmy Carter's tenure, Zibignew Brezebsky`s recent remarks, who has said, "Iran is the most stable country in the Middle East region currently," he said, "New baseless US accusations against Iran, on passage of some of the September 11th terrorist attacks' agents through Iran's soil, as well as other baseless US propagation against Iran, are all a part of Republicans' presidential campaign."

Sari'olqalam emphasized, "Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon`s meeting with the Democrats' candidate, too, can be evaluated as lost hopes of the Republicans for gaining the American Jews' votes for President George Walker Bush's reelection."

He concluded, "Traditionally, the US presidents who are reelected, show less support for Israel and its demands in the Middle East region."

A CNN/USA Today/Gallup gave Kerry a 50 to 47 percent lead over Bush among registered voters.

Kerry led 49 to 45 percent among registered voters last month.

"First of all, it doesn't mean anything, because you don`t know who the likely voters are," Kerry told CNN. "We're registering people. There are countless numbers of new people coming into the system."

In an effort to snatch new supporters, Kerry and his vice presidential running mate, North Carolina Senator John Edwards, are on a two-week tour of about 20 key states that could tilt Republican or Democrat in the election.

The pair is making three to four campaign stops a day in its boat, bus and train ride across the country.

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