TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry called for a revision of US policies towards the Middle East following election of Donald Trump as US president, pointing to the Iranian nation’s “bitter experience” of US conduct in the past decades.

“Iranian people and the Islamic Republic of Iran have had and still have unpleasant and bitter experience of the US politicians’ previous policies and approaches over the past decades,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday, after Republican candidate Trump emerged victorious in the US presidential elections.

“What matters to Iran and its people and would be a gauge for their judgement, is the next US administration’s performance and executive policies,” he underlined.

Qassemi said Washington’s practical conduct in the future will be more important than the presidential candidates’ stances and comments in the electoral campaigns.

He further referred to the policies of the previous US administrations towards the Middle East and their interference in the internal affairs of the regional countries as the “root cause of escalation of violence and extremism in the region” that have also provoked sentiments of Muslim people in the region.

The US needs to revise its policies towards the Middle East, he underscored, pointing to the current instability in the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, as well as the threat of growing violence and extremism and of terrorist groups like Daesh (ISIL or ISIS), which have been fought by Iran.

Trump stunned the world on Wednesday by defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, ending eight years of Democratic rule.