Statement Attributable To the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Elections in the Islamic Republic Of Iran

TEHRAN, 16 June 2013 (UNIC)— Below is the full text of the statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General on the elections in the Islamic Republic of Iran, release at the UN Headquarters in New York on 15 June 2013:

The Secretary-General has been closely following the eleventh presidential election in Iran held on 14 June and notes with satisfaction the reported high turnout.  He extends his warm congratulations to Mr. Hasan Rowhani, the confirmed winner.

The Secretary-General intends to remain engaged with the Iranian authorities and with the President-elect on issues of importance to the international community and the welfare of the Iranian people.  He will continue encouraging Iran to play a constructive role in regional and international affairs.