Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Iran’s capital on Saturday to celebrate the re-election of moderate President Hassan Rouhani. FRANCE 24 spoke to some of the Iranians rejoicing at his victory.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hailed his re-election as a choice for “engagement” with the world and a rejection of extremism after winning a resounding victory on Saturday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won a resounding re-election victory on Saturday as voters backed his efforts to rebuild foreign ties and kickstart the struggling economy.
Iran’s incumbent President Hassan Rouhani has a commanding 58 percent lead over his rivals in an initial and partial count of votes in the election, according to official figures announced Saturday morning.
Iran’s polls finally closed after Friday’s election was extended to cope with the large numbers turning out to give their verdict on President Hassan Rouhani and his troubled efforts to rebuild international ties and kickstart the struggling economy.
Millions of Iranians queued up to vote on Friday, showing strong turnout in an unexpectedly tight election pitting President Hassan Rouhani, who wants to normalise ties with the West, against a hardline judge who says he has already gone too far.
Polls opened in Iran on Friday with voters set to give their verdict on President Hassan Rouhani’s policy of opening up to the world and efforts to rebuild the stagnant economy.
President Hassan Rouhani cast his hardline clerical opponents as power-hungry pawns of Iran’s security forces on Friday, in a blistering final TV
debate a week before an election.
The six candidates standing in Iran’s presidential election squared off in their first ever live television debate Friday, with moderate President Hassan Rouhani coming under fire from a key rival.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist who engineered the country’s landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, registered on Friday to run for a second four-year term in the May election, state television reported.
Rescue teams were searching on Thursday for at least 25 trapped firefighters and medics treated dozens of casualties after a blazing high-rise building
collapsed in downtown Tehran, the city’s mayor said.
Hundreds of thousands of mourners led by Iran’s supreme leader gathered at Tehran University early on Tuesday for the funeral of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a wily political survivor and multimillionaire mogul who remained among the ruling elite despite moderate views, died Sunday, state TV reported. He was 82.
Close to 150 Iranian lawmakers this week signed a bill to significantly reduce the number of people the Islamic Republic executes on drug trafficking charges, but the reform is already facing stiff opposition.
Executives from French and Iranian firms met Sunday in Tehran to discuss environmental partnerships. Since inking a nuclear deal on July 14, 2015, Iran has seen a rush of foreign companies seeking to cash in on its €350 billion economy.
Iran released images of its first domestically built long-range missile defence system on Sunday, a project started when the country was under international sanctions.
Iran executed a nuclear scientist convicted of spying for the United States, an official said Sunday, acknowledging for the first time that the nation secretly detained and tried a man who was once heralded as a hero.
Iran said Sunday its pilgrims will miss the pilgrimage this year because Saudi Arabia, custodian of Islam’s holiest sites, was raising obstacles and “blocking the path to Allah” for its faithful.