Omani king congratulates President Rouhani over his re-election

Tehran, May 20, IRNA -- Omani King Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said cabled a message on Saturday to congratulate President Hassan Rouhani on his re-election for the second term in office.

Congratulating the second term in taking office, he also wished for his success during his tenure as the country’s president.

He also called for the expansion of close relations and cooperation in all fields.

According to the Interior Ministry, President Rouhani obtained 23,549,616 votes out of the total 41,220,131, while his rival Ebrahim Raeisi received 15,786,449 ballots.

Mostafa Mirsalim and Mostafa Hashemi Taba, two other presidential candidates, won 478,215 and 215,450 votes, respectively.

Out of over 56 million Iranians who were eligible to vote in the 12th presidential election, over 40 millions took part in the event.

The 12th presidential election was held nationwide and in 102 world countries on May 19.

The presidential candidates included Hassan Rouhani, Custodian of the Imam Reza (AS) Holy Shrine Ebrahim Raeisi, former minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mostafa Mirsalim and former Minister of Physical Education Mostafa Hashemi Taba.