Raisi sworn in as Iran’s new president, demands lifting of US sanctions amid ongoing tensions with West

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Ebrahim Raisi has been sworn in as Iran’s new president, with the ultraconservative cleric calling for US sanctions against the Islamic republic to be lifted as tensions between Tehran and the West continue.

Raisi took office on Thursday after receiving the endorsement of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday. After being sworn in, the new president called for an end to America’s embargoes, saying that “the Iranian people expect the new government to improve their livelihoods… All illegal US sanctions against the Iranian nation must be lifted.”

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