17 June 2013

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Congratulates Newly Elected President Rowhani, Offers


Continued Support for Iranís Constructive Role in World Affairs

The following statement was issued on 15 June by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General has been closely following the eleventh presidential election in Iran held on 14 June and notes with satisfaction the reported high turnout.† He extends his warm congratulations to Mr. Hasan Rowhani, the confirmed winner.

The Secretary-General intends to remain engaged with the Iranian authorities and with the President-Elect on issues of importance to the international community and the welfare of the Iranian people.† He will continue encouraging Iran to play a constructive role in regional and international affairs.

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