Iran's deputy foreign minister says the Iranian nation has broken the illusion of US officials through its massive participation in the 9th Majlis elections.

“Three decades after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, US officials still think they can achieve their objectives through political pressure and economic sanctions,” Abbas Araqchi said on Saturday.

However, these officials received an appropriate response following a high turnout of the Iranian people in various scenes to defend the Islamic establishment, he added.

They are aware of the Iranian people’s strong support for the Islamic establishment but Israeli and Western media launched propaganda to exert an international pressure on Iranians, he stated.

“West media propaganda and efforts by Western officials to put the Iranian nation under pressure failed through the massive participation of people in the Majlis elections and their highest participation record,” the official said.

Araqchi, who is deputy foreign minister for Asia-Pacific and the Commonwealth nations’ affairs, emphasized that Israeli and Western media were defeated in a psychological warfare against Iran by the vigorous turnout of Iranians.

More than 64 percent of some 48 million eligible voters cast their ballots in Iran’s 9th parliamentary elections, held on March 2, with 75 percent of the candidates from the Principlist camp securing the Majlis seats.

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