Tehran: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday endorsed Ebrahim Raisi as the new President of the Islamic republic. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will officially confirm Ebrahim Raisi as the Islamic Republic’s new president in a ceremony today ( August 3), marking the end of Hassan Rouhani’s government. Khamenei gave his official approval to Raisi at a ceremony broadcast live on state television according to report. Both Khamenei and Raisi are scheduled to give speeches in the televised event that will formally approve his presidency, the reports added
Raisi has said he aims to continue negotiations with world powers to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, which have been put on hold until he takes office, but has signaled that he won’t make the issue the centerpiece of his foreign policy.
In June, Raisi was elected by the Iranians as their eighth president since the Islamic Revolution of 1979 by promising to improve the economic conditions which have been seriously affected by US sanctions and the Covid-19 pandemic.