Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has officially endorsed the reelection of Hassan Rohani as Iran’s president.
"I confirm the vote and appoint you as president of the republic," Khamenei said on August 3 at a ceremony in Tehran that was attended by Iranian officials and foreign dignitaries.
Rohani, a 68-year-old self-proclaimed moderate, won a second term in May.
He is due to take the oath of office at the Iranian parliament on August 5, according to RFE/RL.
With reporting by AFP