Putin congratulates Rouhani on 'convincing victory' in Iranian presidential vote

Putin congratulates Rouhani on 'convincing victory' in Iranian presidential vote

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Iran's incumbent President Hassan Rouhani on the victory in the national presidential election held Friday, the Kremlin's press service said Saturday, Sputnik reports.

"Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a telegram to Hassan Rouhani congratulating him on a convincing victory in the Iranian presidential election," the statement read.

The Russian president expressed readiness to further develop Russian-Iranian partnership on bilateral and international issues.

"The Russian president expressed confidence in further successful implementation of the agreements, including those reached during the recent official visit of Hassan Rouhani to Russia, for the benefit of people in both countries and in the framework of maintaining stability and security in the Middle East and the whole world," the statement read further.

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