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PM Modi congratulates Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on his re-election win

 2017-05-20 16:23:44.0

PM Modi congratulates	Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on his re-election win

Tahlka News Bureau


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on his re-election as the President of Iran, affirming India's commitment to strengthen the "special relationship" between the two nations.

"Heartiest congratulations to my friend, President @HassanRouhani on his re-election," tweeted Modi in both English and Persian.

In another tweet he writes, "India remains committed to strengthening our special relationship with Iran."


The Prime Minister expressed confidence that Iran will continue to achieve new heights under the dynamic leadership of President Rouhani.


The 68 year-old cleric, won a resounding re-election today as voters backed his efforts to rebuild foreign ties and kickstart the struggling economy.


Rouhani , who spearheaded a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, framed the election as a choice between grater civil liberties and "extremism".


However, he defeated the 56-year-old hardliner cleric Raisi, his opposition, who had positioned himself as a defender of the poor and called for a much tougher line with the West.

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