US Department of State said the Iran's presidential election indicated that Iran was a far cry from democracy as opposed to such countries as Afghanistan and IraqThe State Department representative said that the election had been rigged because more than a thousand candidates including 93 female candidates had been banned from registration. The opposition demanded that the vote be recounted and runoff be postponed. The authorities agreed to the first demand while rejecting the second one. The Interior Ministry arrested 25 people in connection with violations during the first round
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Outgoing US President Donald Trump does not accept the outcome of the November election. Trump has also refused to attend Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony on January 20