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Khamenei Says Iran Indifferent To U.S. Election Outcome

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (file photo)

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said his country is indifferent to the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, saying Tehran has witnessed hostility from both Democrats and Republicans.

"We don't mourn or celebrate because [the results] make no difference to us," Khamenei said in a November 16 speech in the central city of Isfahan.

"We are not concerned and with the grace of God, we're ready to face any possible [eventuality]," he added.

Economic sanctions against Iran were eased in January following a nuclear deal with world powers that curbed the country's controversial nuclear program.

But U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said during campaigning for the White House that it was a "terrible" deal that only benefited Iran and that he would "tear it up" if he were elected president.

However, he has conceded that it would be hard to destroy a deal enshrined in a United Nations resolution.

With reporting by IRNA, Press TV, and dpa