Raisi replaces moderate president Hassan Rouhani, whose landmark achievement was the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and six major powers.
Rouhani's comments come as officials in his government have appeared rudderless in recent months amid a series of crises ranging from the coronavirus pandemic to drought-fuelled public protests.
In recent days, the regular blackouts have spread chaos and confusion on the streets of the capital, Tehran, and other cities.
The capital Tehran and more than 90 other cities and towns have been declared red zones that require up to 70% of office staff to work from their homes.
Consumed by fear of future economic decline, Fatemeh Rekabi, a 29-year-old accountant, believes there’s no candidate worth voting for.
Hassan Rouhani, the relatively moderate cleric who has been Iran's civilian leader for eight years, is now term limited from seeking office again.
Israel, which hasn't comment on the attack, is suspected of carrying out this weekend's assault at the Natanz nuclear facility, part of an escalating shadow war between the two countries.
Russian President Vladimir Putin too sounded critical of the US decision, saying the move may destabilise the Gulf region.
The following is a selection of reactions from around the globe to Trump's biggest foreign policy move since taking office.
President Hassan Rouhani also said Iran could resume uranium enrichment without limit in response to Trump's announcement.
Trump said the 2015 agreement, which included Germany, France and Britain, was a "horrible one-sided deal that should never ever have been made."
Iran president Hassan Rouhani warns of 'problems' as US President Donald Trump's nuclear deal decision looms
Iran's president today warned the country could face 'some problems' ahead of President Donald Trump's decision on whether to pull out of its nuclear deal with world powers.
Rouhani urged Muslims to treat all human beings with love and affection in the true spirit of Islam.
On his historic visit to Hyderabad, the president expressed Iran’s intentions to maintain friendly relations with not only Islamic countries but others as well.
Iran's president said on Thursday that his country was ready to help promote dialogue as a way to end bloodshed in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen.