Iranian Supreme Leader congratulates Rouhani
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 15 /Trend, F.Eminli/
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has congratulated Hassan Rouhani, naming the participation of people in voting as "epic". Congratulations are pouring in as Rohani becomes Iran's next president.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has also congratulated Rouhani.
Congratulation messages are pouring in after Iran's interior ministry announced that reformist candidate Hassan Rohani has won the presidential race.
Tehran's Mayor Mohamad Baqer Qalibaf, who ranked second after Rohani, was among the first politicians congratulating the reformist candidate.
Qalibaf has also thanked the Iranian nation for creating a political epic.
Presidential candidates Mohsen Rezaee, Ali Akbar Velayati, Saeed Jalili as well as former candidate Mohammad Reza Aref also congratulated the president-elect.
France's foreign ministry has also welcomed Mr Rohani's election, saying that Paris is 'ready to work' with Rohani as Iran's new president