Iran’s Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar announced Saturday evening that from a total number of 36,704,156 ballots cast in Iran’s 11th presidential election on Friday June 14, Hassan Rouhani won 18,613,329 votes, accounting for 50.7% of the votes cast in the election.

The President-elect, Hassan Rouhani (born 1948), aka “Diplomat Sheikh”, is a Shia cleric (Mujtahid) and a former member of Majlis (parliament) for 20 years. He held several senior government and religious positions during Ayatullahs Rafsanjani and Khattami regimes. However, when Dr. Ahmadinejad, an academic took over the presidency by securing 64.4% of total votes cast, Hassan Rouhani resigned as country’s chief nuclear negotiator after 16 years at that post and a member of Supreme National Security Council. This was enough reason for the Zionist-controlled mainstream media to elevate him as “moderate (Reformist)”. In Zionist mentality, anyone who criticises Ahmadinejad, Chavez or Nasrallah, is a “statesman” and whosoever, criticizes Benjamin Netanyahu, is an antisemite.

Hassan Rouhani, like late Dr. Ali Shar’ati, was a strong critic of King Reza Shah regime. He took self-exile in a foreign country to escape CIA-Mossad trained Iranian secret service SAVAK. Later he joined Imam Khomeini living in exile in Paris. He returned home along with Imam Khomeini in 1979.

The western powers did not call Rouhani’s victory as a “Fraud Election”, as they did in June 2009 when Ahmadinejad was re-elected for his second term. Former president, Ayatullah Rafsanjani called Friday election “the most democratic in the world”. The election process was witnessed by 450 foreign reporters.

The Christian Science Monitor, a Zionist mouthpiece, commented on Rouhani’s victory by saying: “Politically moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani won a first-round victory in Iran’s presidential election, a stunning result that herald change – both in tone, and almost certaily in substance for the Islamic Republic. The result has shocked (Supreme Leader) Khamenie and the rest of conservative establishment“. Scott Peterson, the Zionist moron writer, forgot to mention that conservatives control the Majlis and Ayatullah Khamenei is one who has the final say on Iran’s nuclear program and war with US and the Zionist entity.

Hassan Rouhani lacks Ahmadinejad’s chrismatic personality and public oration. He, certainly, would need someone else to represent Iranian people at international forums.

On Saturday, both Ayatullah Ali Khamenei and the incumbent President Ahmadinejad congratulated Rouhani on his victory in the presidential ballot. The Supreme Leader also thanked 51 million Iranian voters for the massive turnout in the June 14 presidential as well as city and village council elections.

“The huge voter turnout on Friday showed off the strong bond between Iranians and the Islamic establishment to all ill-wishers who have resorted to “hundreds of political, economic and security ploys” to undermine the trust and affinity between the nation and the Islamic system,” said Ayatullah Khamenei.

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