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EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Saturday that she was committed to working with newly elected Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on finding a solution to Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.
"I remain fully committed to working with the new Iranian leadership towards a swift diplomatic solution of the nuclear issue," said Ashton, who serves as chief negotiator for the six world powers seeking to check Iran's controversial nuclear ambitions.
Ashton said the Iranian people have given Rowhani, who won in the first round with 50.68 percent of the vote, "a strong mandate to govern Iran for the next years".
"I wish Mr. Rowhani well in forming a new government and in taking up his new responsibilities," she added.