Iran Elects New Reformist President In Hope To Mend ties With West

Iran has elected its new reformist President with a hope to mend strained ties with the West and neighbors.

Reformist candidate Masoud Pezeshkian was elected as the Iranian President in the run-off election by defeating the hardliner Saeed Jalili.

The new President has promised to mend ties with the West and ease the economic situation inside the country.

Political experts believe change is difficult as major policy decisions are taken by the Iranian Supreme leader. 

President Calls For Constructive Negotiations

Defying the decade old policy of Iran, Mr. Pezeshkian called for “constructive negotiations” with the West on critical issues.

The newly elected President has also remained critical of Iran’s morality police and has vowed to revoke most of its powers.

On the other hand, Pezeshkian’s opponent, Jalili lost by a great margin despite appealing to the religious sentiments in the campaign.

Mr. Jalili has advocated for anti-western stance and stronger opposition to Iran’s nuclear deal with the US.

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