Iran’s president-elect Hassan Rouhani today held talks with Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani on the formation of his new government. The Iranian news agency ILNA quoted Rafsanjani as saying that the happiness and hope generated in the country as the result of Rouhani’s historic victory in last week’s presidential election, especially among the youths, will serve as irreplaceable source of support and capital for the new government. Rouhani in turn thanked Rafsanjani for his support and sound advice, ILNA reported.
Photo credit: Iranian president-elect Hassan Rouhani (R) visiting Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani. Tehran, 22 June 2013 (ILNA/Mohammad Kazempoor)