Moderate candidate Hassan Rohani wins Iran presidential vote

TEHERAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's interior minister says moderate candidate Hassan Rohani has won the presidential vote.

Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said at a press conference on Saturday in Teheran that Mr Rohani obtained more than 50 per cent of more than 36 million votes cast in Friday's election.

Mr Rohani was the lone moderate candidate in the race supported by reformists in a race that once appeared solidly in the hands of Teheran's ruling clerics.

Mr Rohani's conservative and hard-line opponents were far behind the moderate Rohani who has vowed to follow a policy of detente and interaction with the outside world.