High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini in a message on Saturday congratulated the incumbent President Hassan Rouhani on his re-election.

In her twitter message, Mogherini said “Iranians took passionately part to political life of their country. I congratulate President Hassan Rouhani for strong mandate received.”

In a separate message on the same day, Mogherini expressed the European Union readiness to continue its cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran in all areas, including working for full implementation of the nuclear deal between Tehran and major world powers, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

“EU ready to continue work for full JCPOA implementation, bilateral engagement, regional peace, and meet expectations of all people in Iran,” she said.

Earlier, the EU top diplomat had said that “on the elections in Iran, we obviously follow with a lot of attention and respect the last hours before the elections and I would never comment on the possible results.”

“In some cases we have some common ground and good cooperation, for instance on the implementation of the nuclear agreement we have worked well together with the Iranian authorities,” she had also said.

According to latest results published by Interior Ministry, Hassan Rouhani leads the presidential election winning over 23 million of the votes tallied, while his main rival Ebrahim Raeisi has received over 15 million of the counted ballots.

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