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Senior MP: US Fearful of Accepting Syrias Election Result

TEHRAN, June 12, 2014 (FNA)- A senior Iranian lawmaker felicitated the Syrian government and nation on the successful holding of the presidential election in that country, and said that the US officials are afraid to admit Bashar Al-Assads landslide victory in the June 3 election.

"The Americans fear to accept the (presidential) election and its results in Syria," member of the parliaments National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Hassan Asafari told FNA on Monday. He noted that the high turnout of the Syrian presidential election was a big No to the excessive demands of the US and its western allies, and the west realized that the Syrian nation will not allow the big powers to meddle in its internal affairs. "What was important in Syrias recent election was the warmongering efforts of the West to prevent holding of the presidential election in that country," Asafari said.

President Bashar Al-Assad won a landslide victory in the last week election after gaining 88.7 percent of the votes. According to Syrias Supreme Constitutional Court, 73.42% of the 15.8 million eligible voters had taken part in the election. Following the announcement of election results, crowds took to the streets throughout the country to celebrate the victory of the incumbent president.

On Thursday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said "Syrians voted no to terrorism and yes to democracy in the presidential election in that country". The Iranian deputy foreign minister expressed the hope that under President Assads leadership, the Syrian people "will continue to resist foreign-backed terrorists and safeguard the territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty of the prominent country of the axis of resistance."

Amir Abdollahian also called on the Syrian opposition groups to distance themselves from Takfiri and terrorist groups and take part in the countrys national reconciliation and political process.


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