Lebanon’s Shia Council congratulates Iran President-elect Rohani

The vice-president of Lebanon’s Supreme Islamic Shia Council has expressed his felicitations to Hassan Rohani on his victory in Iran’s June 14 presidential election.

At a Friday meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Beirut Ghazanfar Roknabadi in the Lebanese capital city, Beirut, Sheikh Abdul Amir Qabalan lauded the Iranian people for their massive participation in the election and wished the Iranian president-elect success.

He expressed hope that Rohani’s plans will lead to further progress and prosperity for the Iranian nation.

The two sides also discussed the developments across the Middle East, including those regarding Lebanon.

Qabalan pointed to the current regional developments and noted that Rohani, as a moderate figure, can help promote the objectives of the Islamic Republic.

Rohani won Iran’s June 14 presidential election with an outright victory, gaining 18,613,329 votes, or 50.7 percent of a total of 36,704,156 ballots.

Nearly 50.5 million Iranians were eligible to vote in the presidential election. The voter turnout in the election was 72.7 percent, according to the Interior Ministry.

Iranian Ambassador to Beirut Roknabadi, for his part, praised the huge voter turnout in Iran’s presidential election as a manifestation of democracy in the country.

The Iranian diplomat also alluded to the onrushing developments in Syria and the victories of the Syrian army in recapturing different parts of the country, expressing hope that the crisis in Syria will soon end with an end to the flow of foreign aid to armed groups in the Arab country.

Syria has been gripped by a deadly unrest since March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of government forces, have been killed in the violence.

By Press TV


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