China and Russia congratulate the newly elected president of Iran

Last Updated on July 7, 2024 10:14 am

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Iran’s newly-elected President Masoud Pezheshkian. At the same time, Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed his congratulations in a separate message. Meher News Agency reported this information in a report on Saturday.

“I hope your term as president will contribute to the strengthening of constructive bilateral cooperation between our friendly peoples,” Putin said in a message sent to Pezeshkian on Saturday.

On the other hand, Xi said in China’s state news agency Xinhua, “I am willing to work with the new president to take the China-Iran comprehensive strategic partnership to deeper progress.”

Iran’s President Ibrahim Raisi died in a helicopter crash last May. As a result, Iran has to walk the path of new elections. China and Russia have always had warm relations with Iran, being anti-Western. Due to the sudden death of Raisi, bilateral relations between the two countries have suffered somewhat. This time, Iran got a new president through the election.

Pezheshkian got more than 1.6 million votes out of about 30 million votes in the second round. As a percentage which is about 45 percent. On the other hand, his nearest rival, hardliner Saeed Jalili, got more than 1.3 million votes, which is about 44 percent.

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