US vote between ‘bad and worse’: Rouhani
TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said yesterday that he had no preference in the US election race between Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, saying it was a choice between “bad and worse”. “At the UN, the leader of a country asked me which of the candidates I preferred. I responded: ‘Do I prefer the bad over the worse, or the worse over the bad?” Rouhani said at a speech in Arak in central Iran. The moderate president said he was struck by the way in which the American candidates “accuse and insult each other”. “Do we want this kind of democracy in our country? This kind of election?” he asked. He said “morality does not exist” in the United States “which pretends to have had democracy for 200 years”. Rouhani himself faces re-election in May 2017 and is set for a tough battle against conservatives who dislike his overtures to the West.