World Leaders Congratulate US President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris
World leaders said they were looking forward to working with Joe Biden, as the Democrat was sworn in as US president after four turbulent years under Donald Trump.
- European Union -
Charles Michel, president of the European Council, tweeted congratulations to both Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, adding: "It's time to bring back conviction & common sense and rejuvenate our EU-US relationship."
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said: "Europe is ready for a fresh start."
- Iran -
President Hassan Rouhani hailed the departure of "tyrant" Trump, Tehran having repeatedly called on Washington to lift sanctions imposed over its nuclear drive.
"We expect (the Biden administration) to return to law and to commitments, and try in the next four years, if they can, to remove the stains of the past four years," said Rouhani.
Biden's administration wants the United States back in the landmark Iran nuclear accord, from which Trump withdrew, provided Tehran returns to strict compliance.