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Iraqi president congratulates Raisi on election win

Jun 20, 2021

Baghdad (Iraq), June 20: Iraqi President Barham Salih on Saturday sent a congratulatory message to Ebrahim Raisi on his win in the Iran's presidential election, expressing his aspiration for joint action to enhance security and stability in the region.
"I extend my sincere congratulations and blessings to you on your election as president of the Islamic Republic of Iran," according to a statement by the Iraqi presidency media office.
"The region is in dire need for wisdom and wise men, giving priority to dialogue and seriously considering the interrelated interests of our peoples to enhance them by establishing security, stability, peace, and respect for sovereignty," Salih said, recalling Iran's stand with Iraqis in fighting against terrorism and extremism.
Salih's message came after Iranian interior ministry announced that Raisi won the first place with 17,926,345 votes and has been elected as president.
Source: Xinhua