Thursday, 08 November 2012 17:33
NUSA DUA: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Thursday described the US elections as a "battleground for the capitalists" and dismissed its outcome as not important.
He called on the United States to stop interfering in other countries' affairs and withdraw from military bases worldwide.
Speaking on the opening day of the Bali Democracy Forum, a day after President Barack Obama was elected for a second term, Ahmadinejad said: "Just take a look at the situation in Europe and the US.
"An election, which is one of the manifestations of the people's will, has become a battleground for the capitalists, and an excuse for hefty spending."
An estimated $6 billion was spent in US federal races, making the 2012 general election the most expensive poll in American history, experts have said.
Asked to comment on Obama's re-election, he said: "Coming or going, winning or losing, is not important. The important thing is the policies and behaviours and ...