Saturday, August 3, 2013

Hassan Rouhani Officially Takes Over as President of Iran

The BBC reports:
Hassan Rouhani is set to officially replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president of Iran.

Mr Rouhani's election will be endorsed by the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at a ceremony in the capital, Tehran.

The cleric, who won the presidential poll in June, has promised reform and to end Iran's international isolation.

While his term officially starts on Saturday, his public inauguration will take place on Sunday.

The 64-year-old is a former nuclear negotiator for Iran and was an Islamic activist before the country's 1979 Revolution.

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