Supreme Leader of Iran Formally Endorses Rouhani After Re-Election as President

by Garry Watts August 5, 2017, 0:14
Supreme Leader of Iran Formally Endorses Rouhani After Re-Election as President

"In our view the nuclear deal has been violated and we will show an appropriate and proportional reaction to this issue", Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said in an interview with state TV, according to the ISNA news agency.

The president also pointed to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and said "the JCPOA has shown Iran's goodwill to engage in constructive and effective interactions on the global stage".

Iranian official has declared the new United States sanctions a violation of the 2015 nuclear deal.

But the ceremony came less than 24 hours after US President Donald Trump confirmed fresh sanctions against Iran.

The U.S. legislation imposes mandatory penalties on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them.

The law also imposed new sanctions on Russian Federation and North Korea.

The accord lifted the nuclear-related sanctions against Iran in exchange for certain restrictions on its nuclear activities.

However, Iran said earlier this week that it would lodge a complaint with the commission that oversees its implementation.

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Meanwhile on Thursday, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared that "powerful Iran" knew well how to confront its enemies' conspiracies.

The inauguration of an Iranian president consists of two parts: the first involves Khamenei's formal endorsement, and the second is the oath-taking ceremony at the country's parliament.

The report's lead researcher Philip Luther said "the European Union must not stay silent over the outrageous treatment" of activists and should press for their release "instead of appeasing Iranian officials".

"We will never accept isolation", Rouhani said as he was sworn in in front of top political and military officials.

During the event, Rouhani received his validation edict from the Supreme Leader.

Rouhani has vowed to open Iran up to worldwide investment and trade, but the Islamic Republic insider who has held senior political and military posts since the 1979 Islamic revolution faces enormous challenges, including deepening political divisions among the country's ruling elite and President Donald Trump's aggressive Iran policy.

In Iran's presidential election on May 19, Rouhani garnered 23,549,616 votes from a total of 41,220,131 ballots.

Rouhani will take the oath of office in the parliament on Saturday. The runner-up, Ebrahim Raisi, secured 38.5% of the votes.


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