Iran elects president who wants to revive nuclear talks with West

Newly-elected Iranian President Masoud Pezeshkian speaks during a visit to the shrine of the Islamic Republic’s founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini Saturday in Tehran. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Masoud Pezeshkian, a 69-year-old heart surgeon who wants to restart talks with the U.S. over the landmark nuclear deal, was voted president of Iran after an election that underscored major challenges facing the country at home and abroad.