Iran’s New President Hassan Rouhani Takes Office

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hassan-rouhaniHassan Rouhani officially became President of Iran today after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei endorsed him.  Khamenei kissed Rouhani on the cheek and the new president kissed the leader on his lapel during a ceremony in Tehran.

The start of Rouhani’s presidency brings an end to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s eight years in office during which Iran grew more isolated and came under wide-ranging United Nations, US and European Union sanctions over its nuclear program, putting enormous pressure on the economy. Read more at The Independent.

{Andy Newscenter}


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