Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

President Trump with Israel Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu May 22

President Trump with Israel Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu May 22

Incumbent President Hassan Rouhani won a landslide victory in the elections by garnering over 23.4 million of votes (57%) from more than 41 million ballots cast on May 19.

Iranian hardliners indignant at President Hassan Rouhani's re-election vowed on Sunday to press their conservative agenda, with some saying his caustic campaign trail attacks on their candidate would bring a backlash. Rouhani said that Iranians are "waiting for this government to become stable intellectually" and that "hopefully, things will settle down.so we could pass more accurate judgments".

Minister Al-Jubeir criticized Iran for conducting destabilizing actions throughout the region, including in Yemen, Syria and Lebanon. Political arguments stalled approval of the contract terms the government would offer, and USA financial sanctions - and the potential threat of additional curbs - continue to dissuade many would-be global investors.

He also slammed a recent summit in Riyadh, attended also by the USA president, as a theatrical gathering without any political or practical insight.

"I hope that the day will come that Saudi Arabia will adopt this path", he said.

Rouhani, a cleric whose administration struck the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with world powers, decisively won a second term in Friday's election.

Iran and the USA back opposing sides in the civil wars in Syria and Yemen, but they are both fighting the jihadist group Islamic State in Iraq.

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"There are certain processes within Iran, but one should not expect any political upheavals or post-election developments", said Voskanian.

"The issue of terrorism can not be solved through giving money to superpowers", Rouhani said, adding that his nation would "uproot terrorism" and bring stability to the region.

Separately, Saudi Arabia's state oil company Saudi Aramco said in a statement that it had signed joint venture and MOU agreements with American companies estimated to be worth about $50 billion.

"But the price of regaining the confidence of Saudi Arabia and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council is to portray Iran as a threat", Abidi added.

Rouhani, known as pragmatist and reformist has engaged his country in foreign policy changes.

"Our missiles are for our defence and for peace, they are not offensive".

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