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Raisi sworn in as Iran's new president

Raisi sworn in as Iran's new president

Tehran, Aug 5 (UNI/Xinhua) Ebrahim Raisi was sworn in on Thursday as the new president of Iran in the parliament.

In the ceremony which was attended by Iranian lawmakers and guests from more than 70 countries and broadcast live on the state TV, Raisi vowed to protect the borders and political, economic and cultural independence of Iran.

As per rules Raisi has two weeks after the inauguration ceremony to introduce the cabinet and the ministerial plan to the parliament for one-week evaluation.

The reports said Raisi will probably introduce his cabinet to the parliament by Sunday.

Raisi was elected as Iran's new president on June 18, and formally assumed office after the supreme leader's decree on Tuesday and swearing-in ceremony in the parliament on Thursday.
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