“The Iranian nation wants the new government to make big changes and the government has major plans in this regard,” Rayeesi said on Tuesday, addressing a ceremony in which his presidential decree was endorsed by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.
“The new government seeks to remove the sanction but will not let economic conditions rely on financial embargos,” Rayeesi noted, adding, “We will not let Iranian’s livelihood be dependent on the enemies’ will.”
The new president called the June 18 elections a manifestation of religious democracy, and said, “All people were involved in the June 18 elections and asked the new government for a change by their election and vote, which is inevitable.”
“The message of the people in the June 18 elections was the message of change, justice, fight against corruption, discrimination and injustice and the message of the need to solve economic, social and cultural problems of the society.”
“The message of the people was the message of changing the status quo, and the dear people, with their vote, called on the government to achieve justice and the fight against corruption,” he added.
Ayatollah Khamenei officially endorsed Rayeesi as Iran’s 8th president in a ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday.
Iranian state and military officials attended the ceremony held weeks after the ex-Judiciary chief won the country’s 13th presidential election.
Rayeesi, the eighth president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, won almost 62 percent of the votes in the June 18 presidential election and succeeded President Hassan Rouhani, who served two four-year terms in office.