Rouhani re-elected President of Iran scoring 57% votes

"Of some 41.2 million total votes cast, Rouhani got 23.5. and won the election", Rahmanifazli said in remarks carried live by state TV. Millions of Iranians voted late into the night Friday to decide whether incumbent President Hassan Rouha. "GOD'S WRATH" An Iranian journalist who had spoken to Raisi supporters after the election told Reuters they were furious at the way the president had spoken about their candidate and themselves. Today we see that majority of Iranian voters said "No" to the money illusion plans proposed by some of Rouhani's rivals, Taghizadeh-Hesary explained.

A big turnout on Friday led to the vote being extended by several hours to deal with long queues.

In his victory speech, Rouhani continued to sound his defiant note, saying the nation had chosen "the path of interaction with the world, away from violence and extremism". Millions of Iranians vo.

The impromptu rallies snarled traffic in the center of the capital, leaving many drivers to abandon their stuck cars in the middle of major roads.

"Ya Hossein, Mir Hossein", shouted the crowd in Vali Asr, combining a popular religious slogan with the name of Mir Hossein Mousavi, a reformist leader who has been under house arrest since 2011.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, whose country has had no diplomatic relations with Iran since 1980, said he hoped Rouhani would use his second term to end Tehran's ballistic missile programme and what he called its network of terrorism. Iran's president is one of three members on a temporary council that takes over the supreme leader's duties should his post become vacant until a successor is named by the panel known as the Assembly of Experts.

Iran is the main backer of Hezbollah and has been financing and arming the militant group since it was founded in the early 1980s.

The nuclear deal with world powers allowed Iran to start selling its crude oil everywhere and the country quickly re-entered Europe and other key markets.

Norway's foreign minister is welcoming the re-election of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Rouhani will also continue to find himself facing a tougher Trump, who has pronounced the nuclear pact a "disaster" and imposed new punishments over Iran's missile program on the eve of balloting.

Among the congratulatory messages sent to Rouhani by world leaders, Iran's battlefield ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad looked forward to cooperating "to strengthen the security and stability of both countries, the region and the world". The Assad government is strongly backed by Tehran.

During campaigning, Rouhani promised to seek their release if re-elected with a stronger mandate.

"The head of the Russian Federation has confirmed his readiness to continue joint efforts to expand cooperation between Russia and Iran both on the bilateral and global agenda", the report said.

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