PM Modi congratulates Ebrahim Raisi on his election as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran

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By ameya sathaye June 20, 2021 14:39

PM Modi congratulates Ebrahim Raisi on his election as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran


New Delhi, June 20 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Ebrahim Raisi, the incumbent Chief Justice of Iran, for winning the country’s presidential election, saying India looked forwards to work with him to strengthen ties between the two countries.

Raisi won Friday’s presidential election by a landslide with over 17.8 million votes.

Addressing a meeting of the national committee fighting the coronavirus, outgoing President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday praised the participation of the voters and welcomed the winner without naming Raisi, reports Xinhua news agency.

Raisi, who has been the Chief Justice since 2019, has formerly held several other posts in the country judicial branch following the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Although associated with the Principlist camp, Raisi said he ran in the election this year as an independent.

He was campaigning with the slogan “Popular Administration, Strong Iran” aimed at uprooting corruption in the executive branch, fighting poverty, creating jobs and containing inflation.

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ameya sathaye
By ameya sathaye June 20, 2021 14:39