Senior security official congratulates Rouhani's re-election

Tehran, May 21, IRNA – Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani congratulated President Hassan Rouhani on his re-election as the country’s next president for the second term.

In a message on Saturday, he said that the epic presence of the Iranian nation in the 12th presidential election and fifth city and village council showed the Islamic Republic’s soft power to the world and further consolidated pillars of the divine system.

No doubt that your re-election as Iran’s president symbolizes the nation’s trust in revolutionary values and your managerial capabilities for spearheading the executive apparatus towards exalted economic, social and cultural goals, he said.

He further wrote that holding a glorious, secure and systematic election under current sensitive situation in the region is a clear manifestation of the country’s security and disciplinary potentials.

“I congratulate you on public confidence in you once again and wish you success in your mission,” Shamkhani told the president-elect.

In the 12th presidential election held in Iran and 102 countries across the world on May 19, Hassan Rouhani obtained over 23 million votes (57 percent of total votes) and was announced the winner of the election.

More than 70 percent of eligible voters participated in the election.