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Iran's new president sworn in

Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, has taken an oath of office in parliament, a day after he was officially endorsed by Iran's supreme leader.

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Leaders attend Rouhani inauguration in Tehran

Rouhani welcomed senior politicians from various countries across the world. Credit: APTN/Press TV

Iran's new president Hassan Rouhani welcomed senior politicians from various countries who were invited to his inauguration ceremony in Tehran.

Afghanistan's President Karzai is seen among the guests attending the ceremony. Credit: APTN/Press TV

Those attending included Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi and Vice President of Iraq, Khodair al-Khozaei.

The inauguration ceremony is being attended by representatives from 50 countries across the world. Credit: APTN/Press TV

The president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, and the president of Tajikistan, Emomalii Rahmon also attended.

Rouhani also welcomed the envoys of Cuba and Nicaragua, two Latin American countries with strong diplomatic ties to Iran.

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