.Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Ebrahim Raisi was the head of Iran's judiciary. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • All candidates in Iran's presidential race conceded on Saturday
  • Raisi lost to Hassan Rouhani in 2017
  • Raisi vowed to eradicate 'corruption hotbeds' during his time in the judiciary

.Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Ebrahim Raisi on Saturday was declared the winner of Iran's presidential vote. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Ebrahim Raisi was expected to win the presidential vote after many political heavyweights were barred from running
  • He won 62% of the vote with about 90% of ballots counted from Friday's election
  • The three other candidates had conceded defeat

.Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Ebrahim Raisi is an ultraconservative cleric. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Congratulations poured in for Ebrahim Raisi even before the official results were announced
  • Iran's outgoing moderate President Hassan Rouhani congratulated his successor without naming Raisi
  • The other two ultraconservative candidates also congratulated Raisi

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
“We are prepared to take the steps necessary to return to compliance with the JCPOA," the US State Department said. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that talks on nuclear deal in Vienna had opened a "new chapter"
  • The meeting in Vienna was called by the European Union (EU)
  • US was not present in the meeting as Iran refused to meet the US delegation

.Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Hassan Rouhani was talking about the 2015 nuclear deal. (Picture Credits: Twitter/@KremlinRussia_E)

  • Talks have been going on about rescuing a troubled 2015 nuclear deal
  •   An Iranian delegation met Tuesday with representatives of the remaining parties
  • US President Joe Biden has said he is ready to join the agreement