Iran’s President Hassan Rohani takes oath of office

Iran’s new President Hassan Rohani has taken the oath of office at the Iranian Majlis (Parliament), one day after being endorsed by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

Iranian lawmakers and senior officials as well as foreign dignitaries attended the swearing-in ceremony in Tehran on Sunday.

Rohani, whose four-year tenure officially started on Sunday, takes over from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Delegations from over 50 countries attended Rohani’s inauguration ceremony. Among the foreign dignitaries present are 10 presidents, six vice-presidents, two prime ministers, eight parliament speakers as well as several prominent former officials.

Former European Union foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, and former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad also took part in the ceremony as special guests.

UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Kubish also participated in the event as the representative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

By Press TV

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