NEW IRAN LEADER DECLARE ANIMOSITY FOR JOE BIDEN IN LESS THAN A WEEK OF HIS EMERGENCE

The new Iranian leader despite not be swear in yet already resume animosity with the United States

NEW IRAN LEADER DECLARE ANIMOSITY FOR JOE BIDEN IN LESS THAN A WEEK OF HIS EMERGENCE

Iran’s newly elected President Ebrahim Raisi has declined the opportunity to meet U.S. President Joe Biden.

During the first news conference after his election win, he said he could not imagine meeting Mr Biden, as he ignored the 2015 nuclear deal by supporting “inhuman sanctions” against the Iranian population.

“Biden has to lift the sanctions first to make the United States look credible again in Iran.’’

The 60-year-old won Friday’s presidential elections with 60 per cent of the vote as the top candidate of the hardliners camp.

After most competitive candidates were weeded out by the electoral body, Mr Raisi stood practically unopposed for election.

Participation was at a record low at below 50 per cent, which observers said was a move to boycott the election.

Mr Raisi, an arch-conservative cleric who is close to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and is accused of human rights abuses, is set to be inaugurated in August.