Head of Iran Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee says the US is not happy with the reelection of the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s ruling party.
Pointing to recent parliamentary election in Russia which was won by Putin’s ruling party, Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Monday that Americans do not want to see a powerful politician like Putin in power again and are trying to weaken Russia.
“The [propaganda] hype launched by the US against the opponents of its policies is among that country’s strategic programs. This is why they are unhappy to see Vladimir Putin regaining power in Russia and, therefore, they are playing old games,” Mehr News Agency quoted him as saying.
Boroujerdi said the US strategy will not bear fruit and the Americans will be the main losers of this game.
He added that casting doubt on elections in various countries is a known US policy, adding, “The most important thing for the US is to protect its illegitimate interests in different parts of the world.”
“Therefore, the US opposes any government or political structure which is outside its cycle of hegemony,” Boroujerdi said.
The ruling party of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin won Russia’s parliamentary election which was held on December 4, with 48.5 percent of the vote.
The exit poll suggested that Putin’s party will have 220 members in the 450-seat lower house of parliament, which is more than two-thirds of the seats needed to obtain constitutional majority in order to amend the constitution and even approve the impeachment of the president.
More than 100 people were detained in central Moscow in a rally against the conduct of Russia’s parliamentary elections after the election results were made public on Sunday.
Opposition parties have called the elections unfair, saying that the vote was rigged in favor of the ruling United Russia Party, which won the majority in the state Duma.
Demonstrators have demanded a repeat of parliamentary elections, with the presidential council on human rights also calling for the elections to be held once again if reports of vote-rigging are confirmed.
Putin has accused the United States of encouraging and financing protesters.
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