Iran Invites Heads of State to Rouhani’s Swearing-in Ceremony
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran announced on Sunday that it has invited all world leaders to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Iran’s president-elect Hassan Rouhani.
Speaking to Tasnim, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Araqchi said that heads of state and senior officials from all around the world have been invited to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the president-elect.
“The invitation will be mainly focused on the regional countries, but the Islamic Republic of Iran has invited the entire countries to attend the ceremony,” he added.
President-elect Hassan Rouhani will take oath before the parliament as Iran’s seventh president on August 4th, a day after endorsement of his presidency by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.
Hassan Rouhani emerged victorious in the presidential election of June 14, which was marked by a high voter turnout.
The voter turnout in the election was 72.7 percent and Rouhani gained 50.7 percent of a total of 36,704,156 ballots counted.
Hassan Rouhani, born on November 12, 1948 has been a member of the Assembly of Experts, member of the Expediency Council, member of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), and head of the Center for Strategic Research. He has also been vice-speaker of the Iranian Parliament.
He severed as secretary of the SNSC from 1989 to 2005 and was the country's top negotiator with the world powers on Iran's nuclear program from 2003 to 2005.
Iranian authorities announced a turnout of over 72.7 percent on June 14 presidential election.