(TASS) Chairman of the Russian Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Committee for Foreign Affairs Konstantin Kosachev considers the re-election of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to be positive both for the country, for the whole world, and particularly for Russia.

“I think this is a good sign both for the country and for the outer world. (Iranian) people have supported the course of the present leader, which is quite a moderately liberal course taking into account the Iranian reality,” Kosachev said Saturday, adding that this time Rouhani has received even more votes than in 2013 when 51% of voters cast their ballots in his favor.

“President has been given a free hand in the external policy as well. It is in his presence that the agreement with the six-nation group of international middlemen on the Iranian nuclear program was reached in 2015, and it is in his presence that the Astana format of cooperation between Russia, Iran and Turkey on the Syrian issue emerged,” Russia’s senator said.

According to Kosachev, Rouhani is able to reach agreements and is focused on it. “This is a positive signal for the whole unstable region, and I think for Russia as well,” he said, adding that the two countries “have been able to find common ground fairly well, and will do so in the future.”

The incumbent President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, has won Friday’s presidential election, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli announced earlier on Saturday. According to the Minister, 23.549 mln voters (57% of those who participated in the vote) cast their ballots in favor of Rouhani.

ALSO READ  Russian military showcases new T-14 Armata tank: video

His closest contender, conservative candidate, former Prosecutor General Embrahim Raisi, received 15.786 votes (38.5%).

Another 478,000 voters supported former Culture Minister Seyed Mostafa Agha Mirsalim, while former Industry Minister Mostafa Hashemitaba got 215,000 votes. To win in the first round of voting, a candidate is supposed to get more than 50% votes.

More:
http://tass.com/politics/946800

Advertisements
Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Daeshbags Sux
Member
Master
Upvoted
Rookie Mentor
Commenter
Daeshbags Sux

Nevertheless, Khamenei beak shall be nailed! He’s the one with a heathen rhetoric doing threats ad rattling sabre any time he’s opening his mouth, uselessly rising tensions and totally undermining Rouhani’s efforts doing so!