The anti-US and conservative hardliner Raishi was elected in the Iran presidential election, and it is expected that the dialogue line with Europe and the United States that the current Rouhani administration has taken will be changed.
The immediate focus will be on the implications for the ongoing indirect talks with the United States to rebuild the Iran nuclear agreement.
In the Iranian presidential election, which was voted on the 18th, Islamic law scholar and conservative hardliner Raishi, who represents the judiciary, won the election with a vote rate of about 62%, which is far behind the second place.
Rev. Raishi will become president this August.
It is the first time in eight years that an anti-US / conservative hardliner government has been born, and it is expected that the current Rouhani administration's dialogue with Europe and the United States will change.
After meeting with President Hassan Rouhani on the 19th, Rev. Raishi said, "I want to do my best to fulfill the heavy duties given by the people."
One of the biggest concerns, Rev. Raisi, has indicated that he intends to maintain an agreement on the Iran nuclear agreement, which the former US administration of Trump has unilaterally withdrawn.
On the other hand, it also emphasizes that it will not make easy concessions to the United States, so the immediate focus will be on how it will affect the indirect talks with the United States that have been ongoing since April to rebuild the agreement. It becomes.
Supporters celebrating the election "Death to America"
In the heart of Tehran, the capital of Iran, more than 1,000 supporters gathered to celebrate the election of Rev. Raisi.
The gathered people celebrated the election grandly by launching fireworks and calling their names with a photo of Mr. Raishi's face.
Some supporters cite Spreichkor as a country that is hostile to Iran, such as "death to the United States" or "death to Israel."
A 26-year-old man said with excitement, "I feel happy. I want Iran to become a stronger country under President Raishi."
Voices of expectation and anxiety from the public
Regarding Iran's presidential election, in the capital Tehran, those who voted for Rev. Raisi expressed their welcome and expectations, while those who abstained from voting expressed many disappointments and anxieties.
A 27-year-old woman who voted for Rev. Raishi said, "I am very happy. I hope that the employment of young people will improve and the economy will be a little normal."
A 35-year-old man who also voted for Rev. Raishi said, "I'm glad that we can get out of the current predicament and improve the situation," and expressed hope for the recovery of the economy, which was exhausted by US sanctions.
Meanwhile, a 35-year-old woman who abstained from voting said, "American sanctions will continue and will not be lifted. I don't think the economy will improve, and now It could be even worse, "he said with anxiety.
Also, a 35-year-old man who did not vote in the same way said, "Since Rev. Laisi is anti-American, nothing changes. I do not say that I will make friends with the United States, but at least I want you to stop hostile. He was pessimistic about improving relations with the United States.
President Putin congratulates "Expectations for further development of bilateral cooperation"
Russian President Vladimir Putin, a friend of Iran, sent a message congratulating Mr. Raisi on his election.
According to the Presidential Administration of Russia, Putin said, "I hope your activities will lead to constructive bilateral cooperation and further development of partnerships in international affairs. Such cooperation is entirely in the interests of both peoples. It will also match and strengthen the safety and stability of the region. "
President Erdogan "I'm looking forward to visiting Iran"
Turkey's neighboring President Erdogan, who attaches great importance to Iran as a regional power, sent a message to the elected Rev. Raisi to congratulate him.
According to the Turkish Presidential Office, President Erdogan said, "I believe that cooperation between the two countries will be further strengthened between the presidents. I look forward to visiting Iran after overcoming the pandemic of the new coronavirus. I am. "
Israel's statement as "the most radical president in history"
Israel's foreign ministry, which is hostile to Iran, issued a statement saying, "As a result of the supreme leader's practical instructions on who will win, less than 50% of all voters have created the most radical president in history. I strongly criticized it.
He added, "Iran's nuclear program must be stopped immediately, completely restored, and absolutely stopped."
Israeli Prime Minister Bennett, who took office this month, said in a speech, "We will not allow Iran's nuclear weapons. We are not members of the nuclear agreement and can act freely." Relations between the two countries are expected to remain tense.