He pledged to rescue the country’s ailing economy.
According to Financial Tribune, Raeisi took the oath in a
ceremony held on Thursday evening two days after Leader of the Islamic
Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei endorsed his presidency, IRNA
“In presence of Quran and the nation, I swear to the
Almighty God to safeguard the official religion, the Islamic Revolution and the
country’s Constitution,” Raeisi said while his right hand rested on a Quran and
Judiciary Chief Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejei stood beside him.
After taking the oath, the president delivered his inaugural
address to the people during the televised event and outlined his
administration’s priorities for the next four years.
Strengthening the national currency rial, curbing inflation,
efficient management of resources, technological advancements and protecting
the environment were among a list of priorities identified by Raeisi.
He also shared his vision for international relations, “The
Islamic Republic of Iran’s foremost foreign policy priority is to improve ties
with neighboring countries.”
He added, “The world is changing and securing national
interests depends on understanding the new world as well as strategic
interaction with emerging powers.”
Raeisi reiterated that Iran has a right to pursue peaceful
nuclear technology and that sanctions and pressure campaigns had failed to
change the national policy.