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Far-reaching consequences to follow Brexit: Iran MP

25 June 2016 21:26



London and Washington.

“The British people’s yes vote to exit the European Union was a ‘No’ to the UK government’s blind obedience to the US policies,” Boroujerdi pointed out.

The Iranian legislator reiterated that the Islamic Republic’s policy on Britain has always been based on opposition to any kind of meddling by London and the county’s negative policies.

In the Thursday referendum, some 51.90 percent of British voters opted to leave the EU, while roughly 48.10 percent of people voted to stay in the union. More than 17.4 million Britons said the country should leave the bloc, as just over 16.14 million others favored remaining in the EU.

An arrangement of newspapers pictured in London on June 24, 2016, as an illustration, shows the front page of the London Evening Standard newspaper reporting the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron following the result of the UK’s vote to leave the EU in the June 23 referendum.

London and Scotland voted strongly to stay in the EU but voters in Wales and the English shires have backed Brexit in large numbers.

Following the announcement of the results on Friday, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation, saying he would leave office by October, when his ruling Conservative Party will hold a conference.

Cameron said there is no doubt about the result of the referendum but that he is not the “captain” that will steer the ship through difficult negotiations with the EU.

Senior European leaders expressed dismay over Britain’s ‘Yes’ vote to EU exit amid warnings of repercussions and fears of further calls for similar referendums.

Iran said on Friday it respects the British people’s decision to leave the EU, saying it will have no effect on the Islamic Republic’s approach towards the UK.

Iran “respects the British people’s vote to leave the European Union, and deems it to be in agreement with the will of the majority of the country’s people in regulating their foreign relations,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

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