Rouhani Sworn in for 2nd Term as Iran President

Rouhani Sworn in for 2nd Term as Iran President
Sat Aug 5, 2017 17:43:47

Hassan Rouhani has been sworn in as Iran's 12th president in the Iranian capital in the presence of the country’s high-ranking officials as well as leaders and senior politicians from around the world.

The inauguration ceremony opened at the Parliament building in Tehran on Saturday with delegates from more than 100 countries, including several heads of state, partaking in it.

After the playing of the anthem of the Islamic Republic and recitation of verses of the Holy Quran, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani kicked off the ceremony in earnest by welcoming the foreign dignitaries.

He said the participation of more than 72 percent of the Iranian people in the presidential election showed that they are dedicated to the Islamic establishment.

The top Iranian parliamentarian added that the Parliament would support any effort by the next government to remove obstacles in the way of increasing national production and foreign and domestic investment.

Judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani was next at the podium to deliver his speech. He said that the Iranian nation has shown that it supports the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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