Rouhani congratulates Assad’s re-election as Syrian president

Iran Materials 9 June 2014 02:57 (UTC +04:00)

President Hassan Rouhani in a message addressed to his Syrian counterpart on Sunday congratulated him, the Syrian government and nation for Bashar al-Assad's re-election as president in that Arab republic's recent elections, IRNA reported.

President Rouhani has in his message considered the successful holding of the presidential election in Syria as a sign of the success of the resistant Syrian people's will for determining their own fate both today and in the future.

"While expressing my satisfaction with the occurrence of this significant and hope-inspiring event, which is in line with democracy, I hereby congratulate this victory to the Syrian nation and your good self wholeheartedly," wrote Rouhani.

President Rouhani has also expressed certainty that the result of the Syrian presidential election shows both that nation's trust in President Assad and their will for progress towards stability, security and national solidarity.

"I am quite sure that relying on your honor's broad vision, Syria will pave its path towards peace, stability, and national unity. Meanwhile, Syria will leave behind the crisis that has been imposed against it safe and sound and relying on evermore participation of the people it will mightily and resolutely pave its path toward national unity and re-construction of the Syrian economy," he added.

President Assad won the presidential elections held on June 3 with 88.7 percent of votes.

Earlier on June 6 Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian had said that the resistant and wise Syrian nation said yes to democracy, but no to terrorism in their Thursday presidential election.