Khamenei endorses Rouhani as Iran president

 Khamenei endorses Rouhani as Iran president

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has formally endorsed Hassan Rouhani as president of Iran.

During a ceremony, Ayatollah Khamenei gave his official approval for the president-elect by giving him a decree to assign him his duties.

Rouhani delivered a speech after receiving the endorsement decree, elaborating on his future plans as the chief executive, PressTV reported.

Rouhani will take the oath of office in Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) on August 5. He will then have two weeks to present his cabinet to the Parliament for a vote of confidence.

On May 19, Rouhani won re-election in a landslide after securing 57% of the votes and defeating his main contender Ebrahim Raeisi.