Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Wins Re-Election In Victory For Moderates

Tehran, Iran (CNN) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani handily won re-election in what amounts to a victory for the Shiite nation’s reformist camp and a sign that citizens favor fruitful engagement with the outside world.
More than 40 million Iranian voters flocked to polling stations Friday, according to the head of Iran’s Interior Ministry State Elections Committee.
Among the first world leaders to issue congratulations to Rouhani were Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Nuclear deal at issueUnder the nuclear deal, Iran would reduce its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by 98% and significantly scale back its number of installed centrifuges.
“‘A very happy day’The victory reverberated in seats of power across the globe, on the Iranian streets and at the highest level of Iranian power.

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