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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani sworn in for second term

Hassan Rouhani was first elected in 2013 with nearly 51 per cent of the vote.

Reported by: AP , Tehran [ Updated: August 05, 2017 22:10 IST ]
Iran's President Hasan Rouhani swears-in for the second
Iran's President Hasan Rouhani swears-in for the second term in office

Iran's re-elected president Hassan Rouhani has been sworn in for his second term in an open parliament session. Rouhani, 68, a moderate cleric who secured re-election on May 19, promised that his country will pursue a "path of coexistence and interaction with the world." 

Rouhani was first elected in 2013 with nearly 51 per cent of the vote. 

Iran's state TV reported that more than 130 high-ranking officials from various countries and international organisations attended the ceremony in Tehran. 

 

Among them was EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who coordinates follow-up of Iran's nuclear deal. 

It was the first time in Iran's history that a large number of foreign officials attended the president's inauguration ceremony. 

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