Tehran, SAEDNEWS: Ayatollah Khamenei on Tuesday endorsed Ebrahim Raeisi as the eighth president of the Islamic Republic. The endorsement ceremony was held at the Imam Khomeini Husseiniya in Tehran in the presence of senior authorities.
The following are excerpts of Ayatollah Khamenei’s statements in the ceremony, released by Khamenei.ir:
“The endorsement ceremony is a display of a transition in management and shows not only the rationality, peace and serenity ruling over the country, officials and people, but also the political diversity. This is very important. In many countries such transitions occur with conflicts,” the Leader said.
“In the respected president’s slogans, the issue of being the people’s president was emphasized. This is very important. Be with the people and beside them in the true sense of the word. People means all people without class or partisan privileges,” Ayatollah Khamenei stated.
“These days, comments and statements repeatedly refer to shortcomings and problems. Yes, problems exist. However, capabilities are more than the problems. Nonstop, untiring efforts are required,” the Leader underlined (Source: Tasnim).