Raisi’s election draws mixed reactions in Iraq

Iranian presidential election
FILE PHOTO: Presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi looks on at a polling station during presidential elections in Tehran, Iran June 18, 2021. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Iran’s ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi was elected president with just under 62 percent of the vote, according to figures released Saturday by Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli. Raisi’s election draws “mixed” reactions in Iraq, FRANCE 24’s Jack Hewson reports.

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