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U.S. Says Iran's Presidential Vote Neither Free Nor Fair

U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (file photo)U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (file photo)
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U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (file photo)
U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (file photo)
By RFE/RL
WASHINGTON -- The United States says Iran’s upcoming presidential election is not free, fair, or credible by international standards.  

The comments by U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman come less than a week before Iranians go to the polls to choose their next president among eight candidates approved by the hard-line Guardians Council.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with RFE/RL, Sherman said the outcome of the vote and what it means for the future of the country is unclear.

She said Iranian people will choose from "the small choices they have."

The United States has said that it won't take sides in the June 14 vote.

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