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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is seen in the capital, Tehran, on May 13, 2017. President Rouhani was on Saturday declared the winner of Iran’s 12th presidential election, receiving a mandate for another four years in office. (Photo by AFP)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is seen in the capital, Tehran, on May 13, 2017. President Rouhani was on Saturday declared the winner of Iran’s 12th presidential election, receiving a mandate for another four years in office. (Photo by AFP)
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These are some of the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line:

 Iran presidential elections

 Iran’s incumbent President Hassan Rouhani has clinched presidency for a second straight term by securing more than 57 percent of the votes. Rouhani, in his victory speech, said Iranians chose what he described as the path of interaction with the world away from violence and extremism. Rouhani said the elections in Iran also sent a clear message to the entire Middle East region that respecting the people's votes, instead of relying on foreign powers, is the way to establishment of security. 

US-Saudi alliance

As the famous quote from Bob Marley states, ‘Money can’t buy life’, but in the case of a mad, brutal and greedy regime like Saudi Arabia, money can certainly take it away. For most of us, money is too tight to mention, but for a Royal family who thrives on totalitarian control, it flows like a white water river, and Trump, is the dam at the end mopping it up. With an arms deal already signed on day one of his visit, it appears that offence is the new spelling of defense.