In in the Iranian capital they are watching the election closely. Those questioned on the streets tended to back the incumbent over his challenger.
“I think Obama might have more backing among Iranians compared to Romney,” said political commentator Amir Mousavi. “As Romney frequently talks of conflict with the Islamic Republic of Iran, insists on supporting the Zionist regime, and ignores the rights of the Iranian nation, I don’t think he has any popularity among Iranians.”
The Iranian nuclear issue is certain to be one of the top foreign policy challenges for the new president.
Tehran insists its nuclear agenda is purely peaceful.