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Iran's president Rouhani sworn in for second term

 

TEHRAN - Iran's re-elected president Hassan Rouhani has been sworn in for his second term in an open parliament session.

 

Rouhani, 68, a moderate cleric who secured re-election on May 19, promised that his country will pursue a "path of coexistence and interaction with the world."

 

Rouhani was first elected in 2013 with nearly 51 percent of the vote.

 

Iran's state TV reported that more than 130 high-ranking officials from various countries and international organizations attended the ceremony in Tehran. Among them was EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who coordinates follow-up of Iran's nuclear deal.

 

It was the first time in Iran's history that a large number of foreign officials attended the president's inauguration ceremony.