Iran: Rouhani vows to end isolation as he is sworn in for second term

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei officially endorsed President Hassan Rouhani for second term in office, in Tehran, Thursday. Speaking at the event in front of top political and military officials, Rouhani said that Iran «will never accept isolation,» referring to the US sanctions against his country, which US President Donald Trump approved on Wednesday. Khamenei as well condemned... Еще sanctions, calling for Iranians to «Stand powerful and firmly in front of them. With the support of national power and with the help of the people we can prevent their tricks.» Rouhani was first elected Iran’s president in 2013 and ran again in the May 2017 elections, where he garnered 57 percent of the popular vote, defeating his main rival Ebrahim Raeisi. His inauguration will take place on August 5.

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