The state Department: the Iranians sympathetic to the US more than their government

Госдеп: иранцы симпатизируют США больше, чем своим властям

The citizens of Iran are the United States better than their own authorities, said the US special envoy on Iran Brian hook.

“The Iranian nation is much closer to us than to their own regime – in terms of what achieves” – he said.

According to him, the government of the Islamic Republic for its actions in recent years have only alienation from the inhabitants of the country. The diplomat called the Iranian government “extremely cruel regime,” which “is afraid of free elections.”

“They don’t like the current regime, which gives preference to ideology, not their own well-being. We see this again and again during the protests [in Iran]… Our goals in the field of national security coincide with what achieves the Iranian people,” added hook.

At the same time, Washington does not intend to overthrow the existing governments of Iran, said the diplomat.

“The future of Iran depends on Iranian people, it cannot be detected by the United States. We support the Iranian people. We know he wants to have a better government and a higher standard of living”, – said the representative of the state Department.

Earlier it became known that Iran had abandoned part of the obligations on the nuclear deal. This step was a response to the withdrawal of the United States.