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PM Modi congratulates Iran’s Pezeshkian on election win

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Iranian presidential candidate and reformist Massoud Pezeshkian, flashes the V-sign for victory after casting his vote in the course of the presidential election in Tehran on June 28, 2024. Masoud Pezeshkian, Iran’s solely reformist candidate within the newest presidential election, has risen from relative obscurity to develop into the ninth president of the Islamic republic on July 6, 2024. Pezeshkian, 69, received round 53.6 % of the vote in a runoff election towards the ultraconservative Saeed Jalili.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated reformist candidate Masoud Pezeshkian on July 6 for his win in Iran’s presidential runoff election.

“Looking forward to working closely with you to further strengthen our warm and long-standing bilateral relationship for the benefit of our peoples and the region,” Mr. Modi wrote on social media platform X.

India and Iran have heat ties regardless of Tehran’s pariah standing amongst Western nations together with the United States, concurrently New Delhi pursues better safety cooperation with Washington.

In May, each nations signed a contract to develop and equip the long-stalled Chabahar port challenge in Iran, prompting Washington to warn that Indian corporations engaged on the challenge risked sanctions.

Mr. Pezeshkian acquired round 54% of the vote whereas ultraconservative rival Saeed Jalili received round 44% within the second spherical of the ballot.

An election was not due till 2025 however was known as early after the demise of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash.

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