While many leaders lined up to congratulate Raisi on his victory, some groups criticised his human rights record.

Ebrahim Raisi, Irans hardline judiciary chief, has won a landslide victory in the countrys presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leaders protege into Tehrans highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic republics history.
Raisi won 61.95 percent of the vote in Fridays election on a voter turnout of 48.8 percent.
Raisi, 60, will take office in August, replacing moderate President Hassan Rouhani who was not allowed by the constitution to run for a third consecutive term.
He will take power at a critical time, as Iran seeks to salvage its tattered nuclear deal with major powers and free itself from punishing US sanctions that have driven a sharp economic downturn.
The election of Raisi, himself sanctioned by the United States over human rights abuses, became more of a coronation after his strongest competition found themselves disqualified from running.
Outgoing President Rouhani visited Raisi at his office to congratulate him.
We will stand by and cooperate fully with the president-elect for the next 45 days, when the new government takes charge (in early August), state media quoted Rouhani as saying.
Rouhani, left, meets with Irans President-elect Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran [Official Presidential website/Handout/Reuters]
United States
The United States said it regretted that Iranians were not able to participate in a free and fair electoral process in the countrys presidential election.
A spokesperson for the US Department of State said Washington will nonetheless continue indirect talks with Tehran on rejoining the 2015 nuclear deal.
Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Raisi and expressed hopes for further development of a constructive bilateral cooperation, according to RIA news agency, citing a press officer at the Russian embassy in Tehran.
Israel condemned Raisi, saying he was Irans most extremist president to date.
The butcher of Tehran, Ebrahim Raisi, has been rightly denounced by the international community for his direct role in the extrajudicial executions of over 30,000 people, Lior Haiat, Israeli foreign ministry spokesman, said in a statement.
An extremist figure, committed to Irans rapidly advancing military nuclear programme, his election makes clear Irans true malign intentions, and should prompt grave concern among the international community.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said he looked forward to working with Raisi towards further strengthening of our fraternal ties between Pakistan and Iran for regional peace, progress and prosperity.
Congratulations to Excellency brother Ibrahim Raisi @raisi_com on his landmark victory in the Islamic Republic of Irans 13th Presidential elections. Look forward to working with him for further strengthening of our fraternal ties and for regional peace, progress and prosperity.
Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 19, 2021
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated Raisi on his victory, saying he believed cooperation between the two neighbours would become stronger during Raisis term.
Stating my belief that cooperation between our two countries will strengthen during your presidency, I am ready to work together with you, Erdogan said in a letter sent to Raisi.
Syrias President Bashar al-Assad congratulated Raisi on his victory and said he was keen to work with the new president to strengthen ties between the two countries, a statement from the Syrian presidency said.
Iraqi President Barham Salih extended his sincere congratulations and blessings on Raisis election as president of Iran.
We in Iraq look forward to strengthening our solid relations with our neighbour Iran and its people, he said in a statement.
Iraqs Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi also congratulated Raisi by telephone, according to a tweet from the prime ministers office, and expressed his hopes for further cooperation on economic and security matters in addition to the fight against terrorism, and in a way that boosts the security and stability of the two countries and the region.
Mahdi al-Mashat, head of the Houthi movements political office, sent a message of congratulations to Raisi on his victory, al-Masirah TV reported.
Qatars Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani sent a message to Raisi wishing him success as well as further development and growth of the relations between the two countries, state news agency QNA said.
Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Kuwaits emir, messaged Raisi, wishing him further success and wellness, as well as the friendly Islamic Republic to further progress and prosper, according to KUNA state news agency.
Amnesty International
Agnes Callamard, secretary-general of Amnesty International, said Raisis election win called for him to be investigated for crimes against humanity.
That Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for the crimes against humanity of murder, enforced disappearance and torture, is a grim reminder that impunity reigns supreme in Iran, she posted on Twitter.
We continue to call for Ebrahim Raisi to be investigated for his involvement in past and ongoing crimes under international law, including by states that exercise universal jurisdiction.
The outcome of #Iran “election” was predictable. But nevertheless, that #EbrahimRaisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for the crimes against humanity of murder, enforced disappearance and torture, is a grim reminder that impunity reigns supreme in Iran
Agnes Callamard (@AgnesCallamard) June 19, 2021
We congratulate the Islamic Republic of Iran for the success of the democratic process, the holding of the presidential election and the victory of Ebrahim Raisi as Irans president, Hazem Qassem, Hamas spokesman in Gaza, said in a statement.
We wish the Islamic Republic of Iran progress and prosperity. Iran has always been a fundamental and a real supporter of the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian resistance.
United Arab Emirates
We wish for the Islamic Republic, and for our bilateral relations, stability, continuity and prosperity, Vice-President and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said in a statement tweeted by Dubais media office.
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan also sent a message of congratulations to Raisi, state news agency WAM reported.
UAE leaders congratulate Ebrahim Raisi on winning Iran’s presidential election#WamNewshttps://t.co/d44qtkRkJQ
WAM English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) June 19, 2021
Human Rights Watch
Raisis path to presidency was through repression and an unfair election, Michael Page, deputy Middle East director at HRW, said in a statement.
As head of Irans repressive judiciary, Raisi oversaw some of the most heinous crimes in Irans recent history, which deserve investigation and accountability rather than election to high office.
. @hrws @MichaelARPage: Iranian authorities paved the way for Ebrahim Raeesi to become president through repression and an unfair election https://t.co/MNy4NPARYwpic.twitter.com/F5XrEoEBNI
Tara Sepehri Far ( ) (@sepehrifar) June 19, 2021