Tehran (IP)- Iranian President-Elect Masoud Pezeshkian was received by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, for a meeting on Saturday.

Iran PressIran news: In the meeting, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei congratulated Pezeshkian on his success in securing the majority of the votes in the Friday presidential election runoff.

The Leader expressed his satisfaction with the increasing voter turnout rate in the runoff, voicing hopes that Pezeshkian will utilize the people's potential, capabilities, and other ample resources of the country to advance the progress and prosperity of the nation. Ayatollah Khamenei also provided pieces of advice to the president-elect while praying and wishing him success.

In a separate meeting, the Leader also received Saeed Jalili, Pezeshkian's rival in the presidential election. Jalili had previously served as the secretary of Iran's top security body and as the lead negotiator with Western states on Iran's nuclear program.

The meetings with the president-elect and his rival underscore the importance of the presidential transition in Iran.

Ayatollah Khamenei's advice and blessings for Pezeshkian suggest a smooth transfer of power, while his meeting with Jalili indicates an inclusive approach to engaging with various political factions in the country.

As Pezeshkian prepares to assume office, the Leader's guidance and support will be crucial in navigating the challenges ahead and fulfilling the aspirations of the Iranian people. The meetings also highlight the significance of the presidential election in shaping Iran's future direction and its relations with the international community. 204

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