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
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
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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