Erdogan congratulates Iran's Rouhani over election win

"I hope he can build on the success of the nuclear agreement to deepen relations with the West and begin to bridge the sectarian chasm between Iran and its regional neighbours".

In Tehran, Iranian state television reported Monday that Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, a son of the influential late former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, won more than 1.7 million votes to come in first among the council candidates. That is why Riyadh is interested in displaying the Iranian threat for the region even more. "We are waiting for the new government to find stability and continuity in its policies", said Rouhani. American officials should know that whenever we need to technically test a missile we will do so.

A United Nations report suggested past year that the Middle East has been worst hit by the significant rise in sand and dust storms, with major impacts on human health, adding that Iran and Kuwait are the most affected countries, largely because of sand and dust blowing in from Syria and Iraq.

"We hope that one day Saudi Arabia to hold elections to put an end to the hereditary rulers making the country much more powerful", he said. But it is by no means the only country with such a record; Saudi Arabia, Iran's bitter Sunni rival, is among nations also at fault.

New French President Emmanuel Macron congratulated Rouhani for his re-election on Saturday and said this reinforced the hope his government would apply the worldwide nuclear agreement. "Whatever any nation attempts to do, whatever policy any government pursues, and whatever any USA administration tries to do in order to moderate Iran, rationalize it or make peace, one can't change this underlying ideological and revolutionary pillar", he added. "Iran has chosen the path of engagement with the world", Rouhani said in his victory speech, touting to voters the continuity of his policies.

In a jibe at the billion-dollar deals signed between Trump and the Saudi government, Rouhani said: "You can't solve terrorism just by giving your people's money to a superpower".

It will also depend on the future actions taken by US President Donald Trump, whose recent talks in Saudi Arabia have focused on ways to contain the Islamic Republic's regional influence. The Iranian nuclear deal, which Rouhani supported, was a major point of contention in the election, with critics saying the deal has not delivered the expected economic benefits to Iran.

Nobakht's commentary was delivered following a neat roll back on anti-ballistic-missile-program sentiment by Iran's re-elected "moderate" President Hassan Rouhani. We've had 10-12 inquiries in the last 24 hours - people who have booked calls and meetings. The Russian leader expressed his confidence that the sides will continue active joint work to develop Russian-Iranian cooperation.

Iran has vehemently denied supplying terrorist organizations with weapons or in any way supporting terrorism or its ideology. Iran has a rich history and culture, but the people of Iran have endured hardship and despair under their leaders' reckless pursuit of conflict and terror.

  • Leroy Wright