Monday, 21 August, 2017

Iran`s Hassan Rouhani sworn in for second term

Iran says US violating nuclear deal with sanctions Rohani Sworn In For Second Term
Erik Tate | 04 August, 2017, 00:31

Rouhani vowed to continue his efforts to end the country's isolation as he was sworn in by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to serve his second term following his re-election in May.

President-elect Hassan Rouhani has received official confirmation as the country's political leader after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei handed him his appointment letter in confirmation of the election results.

Iran's supreme leader yesterday criticized new US sanctions on Tehran signed by US President Donald Trump the previous day, and vowed his nation would continue its missile program, despite global pressure.

Conscious of the task ahead, President Rouhani said "the time for unity and cooperation has begun" because the election has ended.

Although the nuclear accord, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), lifted nuclear related sanctions against Iran, the benefits of the deal have been slow-to-come for many Iranians, as ordinary people argue that they have not felt it in their day-to-day lives.

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Rohani, a 68-year-old self-proclaimed moderate, won a second term in May.

"Islamic Establishment never accepts to be isolated in the world; we emphasize constructive interacton with world within framwork of constitution", Rouhani reaffirmed urging all organizations and parties to cooperate in this regard.

"I extend my hand to all those who seek the greatness of the country". Rouhani will have to present his cabinet to the Iranian parliament for ratification within two weeks of his inauguration.

President Hassan Rouhani, who championed a nuclear deal with the world powers during his first term, has faced accusations of a failed accord, which has not benefited the ordinary Iranians.

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