Hassan Rohani Becomes Iran’s New President

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Moderate cleric Hassan Rohani wins Iran presidential election in 1st round

RussiaToday on Jun 15, 2013

Moderate cleric Hassan Rohani has won Iran’s presidential election with just over 50 percent of votes, state TV reported. 72 percent of the 50 million Iranians turned out to vote, said Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar – READ MORE http://on.rt.com/rokfnd

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Who is Dr Hassan Rohani?

PressTVGlobalNews on Jun 15, 2013

Hassan Rohani’s Biography

The newly-elected Iranian president was born into a religious family on November 13, 1948 in the city of Sorkheh in Semnan Province.

Rohani started his religious education in 1960 at Semnan Seminary. One year later, he moved to the holy city of Qom. In 1969, he was admitted into Tehran University and received his BA in law after three years. Rohani earned his MA and PhD in law from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Rohani was involved in the struggle against the Pahlavi regime as a young man. After the late Imam Ruhollah Khomeini’s return from exile in France in 1979, Rohani was politically active in Europe. He held question-and-answer sessions with students in Britain and France.

Rohani was elected to parliament following the establishment of the Islamic Republic and served as a lawmaker for five consecutive terms until 2000. He held positions such as deputy Majlis Speaker and head of the Defense and Foreign Policy committees.

During the 1980-1988 Iraqi imposed war, Rohani served as member of the High Council of Defense, commander of the Iran Air Defense and deputy commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces.

Rohani currently represents Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in the Supreme National Security Council, and is member of the Expediency Council and the Assembly of Experts. He is also President of the Expediency Council’s Center for Strategic Research.

Rohani speaks fluent English, Arabic and Persian and has written nearly 100 books and articles as well as conducting 700 different research projects.

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Hassan Rohani becomes Iran’s new president

PressTVGlobalNews on Jun 15, 2013

Hassan Rohani has won Iran’s 11th presidential election following a vote that saw mass popular turnout on June 14. The newly-elected Iranian president was born into a religious family on November 13, 1948 in the city of Sorkheh in Semnan Province.

Rohani started his religious education in 1960 at Semnan Seminary. One year later, he moved to the holy city of Qom. In 1969, he was admitted to Tehran University and received his BA in law after three years. Rohani earned his MA and PhD in law from Glasgow Caledonian University. Rohani was involved in the struggle against the Pahlavi regime as a young man. After Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s return from exile in France in 1979, Rohani was politically active in Europe. He held question-and-answer sessions with students in Britain and France.

Rohani was elected to parliament following the establishment of the Islamic Republic and served as a lawmaker for five consecutive terms until 2000. He held positions such as deputy Majlis Speaker and head of the Defense and Foreign Policy committees.

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6 responses to “Hassan Rohani Becomes Iran’s New President

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  3. David Llewellyn Foster

    How could the USA, a political entity that is still wet behind the ears, dare to invade this historically ancient sovereign country? The Washington administration would have to be stark raving mad.

    Of course, Israel has another view. But then who and what exactly do we mean by “Israel?”

  4. Yes! This is good, no? Shouldn’t we respond by lifting sanctions and setting up talks?

    • Yes, to both questions. Of course, the president of Iran is more or less a figurehead. He won’t be able to change policy such as their nuclear program, etc.

      Here is an example of a high voter turnout. The rest of the world cannot say this is not a legitimate election.

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