Aug 5, 2017, 4:56 PM
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Armenian president in Tehran for Rouhani inauguration

Tehran, Aug 5, IRNA – Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan arrived in Tehran on Saturday to attend President Hassan Rouhani's swearing-in ceremony slated to be held within hours.

Sargsyan had earlier said that Tehran and Yerevan are security guarantors in Caucasus.

He went on to say that Iran and Armenia cooperation will result in creating stability and security in the region.

Rouhani is due to take the oath of office in front of the parliament on Saturday afternoon in a ceremony to be attended by high-ranking Iranian officials as well as senior officials from 92 countries.

Eight presidents, 19 parliament speakers, nine vice presidents and prime ministers, seven parliament vice-speakers, 11 foreign ministers and 35 special envoys from different countries will reportedly attend the ceremony.

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei endorsed Rouhani's presidential decree in a ceremony on Thursday.

Rouhani was reelected as president for a second consecutive term in national elections on May 19, securing nearly 57% of the total votes cast.