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Pezeshkian: Support for resistance front rooted in Iran’s core policies

Iran's President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian

Iran's President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian says his incoming administration will spare no effort to offer wholehearted support to resistance forces in West Asia, stressing that support for the Axis of Resistance is rooted in the Islamic Republic’s core policies.

In a message addressed to Secretary-General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Pezeshkian extended his gratitude for the valuable and kind message of the 63-year-old Lebanese cleric following his victory in Iran’s runoff presidential vote on July 5.

The Iranian president-elect further noted that Tehran has always supported the resistance and steadfastness of regional peoples against the illegitimate Zionist entity.

Pezeshkian underlined that his country will continue supporting the Axis of Resistance as it is rooted in the fundamental policies of Iran, the ideals of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini and the guidelines of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

He also expressed confidence that the resistance movements in the region will not allow the Israeli regime to continue its warmongering and criminal policies against oppressed Palestinians and other nations in the region.

Hamas chief felicitates Pezeshkian on wining election

Meanwhile, the head of the political bureau of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement, Ismail Haniyeh, has congratulated Pezeshkian on winning Iran’s presidential race and the smooth running of the vote.

Pezeshkian received more than 16 million votes against former nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili with more than 13 million out of over 30 million votes cast, electoral authorities said.

The runoff on Friday followed a June 28 ballot in a snap election to find a successor to President Ebrahim Raeisi, who lost his life with his Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and others in the helicopter crash of May 19 in northwest Iran.

Pezeshkian originally ran against a field of five candidates last week, winning the largest number of votes but falling short of a majority which sent him and Jalili to a second round.  

In his first message after the election win, Pezeshkian thanked Iranians who came to vote "with love and to help" the country.

Electoral authorities put participation in the runoff election at around 50 percent.

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