Jul 9, 2024, 1:41 PM

Iran top security official meets president-elect Pezeshkian

Iran top security official meets president-elect Pezeshkian

TEHRAN, Jul. 09 (MNA) – The Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Akbar Ahmadian met and held talks with President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian on Tuesday.

During the meeting, Ahmadian stressed that the Supreme National Security Council of Iran is ready to use all its capacities to sincerely assist him in securing the Iranian nation's interests.

Pezeshkian, for his part, emphasized that he is open to receiving expert advice from the Supreme National Security Council to make the best decisions at the highest levels.

Pezeshkian received more than 16 million votes against former nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili with more than 13 million out of over 30 million votes cast, electoral authorities said.

"By gaining a majority of the votes cast on Friday, Pezeshkian has become Iran's next president," the interior ministry said.

The runoff on Friday followed a June 28 ballot in a snap election to find a successor to President Ebrahim Raeisi who lost his life with his foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and others in a helicopter crash in northwest Iran.

Pezeshkian originally ran against a field of five candidates last week, winning the largest number of votes but falling short of a majority which sent him and Jalili to a second round.  


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