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A New President — a New Iran?

June 16, 2013
<p>A New President — a New Iran?</p>

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a representative of the wing of the Reformers, Hassan Rouhani on the results of the final counting of votes was elected President of Iran, having gained 18,613 million votes.

Minister of Internal Affairs, Mohammad NajjaAccording to Iran's Minister of Internal Affairs, Mohammad Najjar, out of more than 50 million voters, almost 37 million people took part in the election, having provided a turnout of 72.7% (for the elections in 2009 the turnout was 68%).

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonUN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hopes for a constructive role of the new Iranian leadership in solving international and regional issues, said the official representative of the world Organization.

EU ties with the election of Hassan Rohani as president of Iran its hope for a rapid resolution of the Iranian nuclear issue through diplomacy, told RIA Novosti a representative of the EU External Action Service on Sunday.

The Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine AshtonThe Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton is also determined to work with the new Iranian leadership to find a quick solution to the Iranian nuclear issue through diplomatic channels.

The Head of the Diplomatic Department of Germany Guido Westerwelle called Hassan Rouhani’s victory in the first round the vote of confidence in reforms and constructive foreign policy of the people of Iran.

Berlin hopes for a constructive foreign policy of the new President of Iran and his willingness to cooperate with the international community in solving regional problems, informs the Foreign Ministry of Germany.

Hassan Rouhani, who won the first round of Presidential elections in Iran, has received congratulations from the leaders of the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain.

U.S. Secretary of State, John KerryU.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry has said today that Washington is ready to start a conversation directly with the new Iranian President.

Hassan RouhaniNow we can argue about what it would be like if Rouhani hadnot won immediately and had been a second round of voting. What would have happened if the Supreme Leader had involved the "administrative resource" or a part of votes had been “erazed” in favor of a Conservative candidate. Now all this is in the past, in the election immediately and unambiguously won a Reformer Hassan Rouhani.

Many hope that Tehran now will really open to direct talks on many issues, first and foremost, on its nuclear program. Maybe soon sanctions against Iran will begin to soften, and the United States will not have a reason for a military solution of "the Iranian issue."

Against the background of euphoria in Iran and reserved-optimistic statements in the West, only Israel calls not to weaken the pressure on Iran. It is understandable, who knows what Barack Obama will do, what if all of a sudden the Reformer’s victory in Iran has become a magic wand for him in solving both, the Syrian and Iranian issues?




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