One university professor of politics said Iranian politicians were divided over who would be a better option for Iran, and doubted the debate had made things any clearer.
“Some believe a victory for Romney could suit Iran more because he is inexperienced and lacks legitimacy to keep up the international coalition against Iran [over the nuclear programme],” he said. “But others believe Romney might stage a war – and hence prefer Obama.”
FT reporters, “US foreign policy debate draws fire abroad“, Financial Times, 24 October 2012.
Iran’s official reaction to the third debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney was that it does not matter who wins.