BRUSSELS, June 16 (KUNA) -- EU High Representative Catherine Ashton said
the Iranian people have entrusted the new elected President of Iran, Hassan
Rohani, with a strong mandate and expressed her desire to work with him to
resolve the nuclear issue.
"The Iranian people have chosen a new president in elections on June 14.
The announced results confirm that they have decided to entrust Mr. Hassan
Rohani with a strong mandate to govern Iran for the next four years," she said
in a statement Saturday night.
"I wish Mr. Rohani well in forming a new government and in taking up his
new responsibilities. I remain firmly committed to working with the new
Iranian leadership towards a swift diplomatic solution of the nuclear issue,"
she added. (end)
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