Rouhani wins Iranian election

Moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani has been declared the winner of Iran's presidential election after winning more than 50 percent of the vote. He will replace outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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New Iran president promises 'interaction with the world'

Hassan Rouhani pictured yesterday. Credit: Reuters

Iran's president-elect Hassan Rouhani said he would revive constructive interaction with the world.

"Your government ... will follow up national goals ... in the path of saving the country's economy, revive ethics and constructive interaction with the world through moderation," Rouhani said in his first news conference since he was elected in Friday's presidential election.

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