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Iran’s Ebrahim Raisi sworn in as president

Iran's newly elected President Ebrahim Raisi speaks at his swearing in ceremony at the Iranian parliament in the capital Tehran on August 5, 2021.(Atta KENARE / AFP)
Iran's newly elected President Ebrahim Raisi speaks at his swearing in ceremony at the Iranian parliament in the capital Tehran on August 5, 2021.(Atta KENARE / AFP)

Iranian ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi is sworn in as the Islamic Republic’s eighth president, in a parliamentary ceremony broadcast live on state television.

“I will dedicate myself to the service of the people, the honor of the country, the propagation of religion and morality, and the support of truth and justice,” Raisi says.

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