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Ghani Left Kabul For Iran To Join Rouhani Oath Ceremony

August 23 2017, 11:13 | Irvin Gilbert

Iran's Supreme Leader confirms Rowhani as president

Iran President Hassan Rouhani vows to end isolation as he begins his second term

Iran said Thursday that new United States sanctions were a violation of its nuclear deal with world powers, piling pressure on President Hassan Rouhani as he started his second term.

Iranian parliament has inaugurated Hassan Rouhani as president for a second term, who has pledged to fix the country's economy.

"The nuclear deal is a sign of Iran's goodwill on the worldwide stage", he said, referring to the 2015 agreement to curb its atomic programme in exchange for an easing of sanctions.

After Rouhani's re-election in May, she took to Twitter to fulsomely praise Iran's electoral process, declaring, "Iranians passionately took part in the political life of their country".

Earlier in the day, the inauguration ceremony of Rouhani, who won the presidential election in May, took place in Tehran.

That resolution was adopted in July 2015 to endorse a nuclear agreement between Iran and six other countries, including the three European states. He reiterated Iran's stance that the USA legislation signed by Trump amounts to a "hostile" breach of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. The Trump administration hit the ground running, re-imposing sanctions against Iran in its first weeks in office and also instating restrictions against those who are complicit with Tehran. The government line-up is due to be officially unveiled on Saturday at a high-profile inauguration ceremony in parliament in the presence of foreign guests, including European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

Abbas Araghchi, foreign minister and senior nuclear negotiator, was quoted on Thursday, as saying that Iran will come up with a "smart" reaction to the last USA sanctions by the state TV website. Khamenei again called for economic self-sufficiency and a "resistance economy", a stance arising from his repeated criticism of the halting pace of economic recovery since most worldwide sanctions on Iran were lifted early previous year.

Rouhani, 69, was decisively re-elected in May with around 57% of the vote. "The nuclear deal is a sign of Iran's goodwill on the global stage".

The sanctions target Iran's missile programme and human rights violations, which were not covered under the 2015 nuclear deal.

"The actions of the USA regarding the implementation show that the USA can't be trusted", Rouhani said.

The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, was absent despite attending Rouhani's last inauguration in 2013.

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