Rohani victory to hinder US military scenario: Russian lawmaker

A senior Russian lawmaker says the victory of Hojjatoleslam Hassan Rohani in Iran’s 11th presidential election will “greatly hinder” any attempt by the United States to push ahead with any potential military scenario against the Islamic Republic.

Alexei Pushkov, the head of the international affairs committee of Russia’s lower house of parliament, said on Monday, “Rohani’s victory in Iran will greatly hinder the US military scenario for Iran,” Russia’s Ria Novosti reported.

Rohani emerged victorious in the presidential election of June 14, which was marked by a high voter turnout, winning 50.7 percent of a total of 36,704,156 ballots counted.

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