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) nk.asa KUNA 161002 Jun 13NNNN