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New Iran President Sworn in

New Iran President Sworn in
(Monday, August 9, 2021) 20:44

TEHRAN (NIPNA) -- President Ebrahim Raeisi was sworn into office as Iran’s 8th president before parliament and dozens of foreign dignitaries on Thursday.

He pledged to rescue the country’s ailing economy.

According to Financial Tribune, Raeisi took the oath in a ceremony held on Thursday evening two days after Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei endorsed his presidency, IRNA reported.

“In presence of Quran and the nation, I swear to the Almighty God to safeguard the official religion, the Islamic Revolution and the country’s Constitution,” Raeisi said while his right hand rested on a Quran and Judiciary Chief Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejei stood beside him.

After taking the oath, the president delivered his inaugural address to the people during the televised event and outlined his administration’s priorities for the next four years.

Strengthening the national currency rial, curbing inflation, efficient management of resources, technological advancements and protecting the environment were among a list of priorities identified by Raeisi.

He also shared his vision for international relations, “The Islamic Republic of Iran’s foremost foreign policy priority is to improve ties with neighboring countries.”

He added, “The world is changing and securing national interests depends on understanding the new world as well as strategic interaction with emerging powers.”

Raeisi reiterated that Iran has a right to pursue peaceful nuclear technology and that sanctions and pressure campaigns had failed to change the national policy.

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