Sunday, June 16, 2013

Iran's President-Elect Addresses Nation

Iran's President-Elect Addresses Nation After Surprise Victory -- Voice of America

Iran's President-elect Hassan Rowhani has called on citizens to remain "committed to the law" in order to establish peace and stability in the country.

In his first televised speech since Friday's election, the moderate cleric said Sunday he "deeply" needs the people's assistance along the path toward preserving national pride and national interests.

Rowhani's surprise victory was seen by many analysts as a popular repudiation of the conservative hardliners in the race.

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More News On The Election Of Iran's President-elect Hassan Rowhani

Iran's election results in numbers -- Times of India/AFP
Iran election: President-elect Hassan Rouhani hails win -- BBC
Iranians revel as new president hails 'victory of moderation' -- Reuters
Iran president-elect carries reform hopes after routing hardliners -- Reuters
Iran's new president Rouhani draws congratulations, skepticism -- CNN
World powers hope for improved Iran ties -- AFP
Analysis: Iran moderate's poll triumph is mandate for change -- Reuters
Analysis: What does the election of Rohani mean? -- Ariel Ben Solomon, Jerusalem Post
What Does Rouhani's Win Mean for America? -- Doug Schoen, Forbes
Profile: Hassan Rouhani -- BBC

My Comment: The Iranian Presidency has always been a ceremonial post with the real power held by the clergy. Will there be a change in policy in Iran .... no. But it will be in a different tone.

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