Putin welcomed the new president of Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin has welcomed Iran’s newly elected President Pezeshkian. The results of the second phase of Iran’s presidential election were announced on Saturday. Reformist Pezeshkian won against ultra-conservative Saeed Jalili. The country’s state media reported this information.

Meanwhile, Putin welcomed the new president of Iran and expressed hope that the relationship between the two countries would deepen. This information was confirmed by the Kremlin on Saturday.

In a message to Pezeshkian, Putin said, “I hope that as the president of Iran, you will work to further develop constructive bilateral relations between the two countries.”

According to the results released by Iran’s Ministry of Interior, the total number of votes cast in the second phase of the election is about 30 million. Of these, Pezheshkian received more than 16 million votes. That is, he got a total of 54 percent votes. On the other hand, his fierce rival Saeed Jalili got more than 1.3 million votes, i.e. about 44 percent of the votes.

Four candidates competed in the election held on June 28, but no one got more than 50 percent of the votes, so the election went to the second phase.

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Reformist Masoud Pezeshkian, who was elected president, said on Saturday that he would extend a hand of friendship to everyone.

In a speech on state television, Pezheshkian said, “We will extend the hand of friendship to everyone.” We all are people of this country, for the progress of our country we need to establish friendly relations with everyone.