Rouhani becomes Iran's president after Khamenei's endorsement

By REUTERS
August 3, 2013 16:12




DUBAI - Hassan Rouhani took office as Iran's president on Saturday, succeeding Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei endorsed him, state TV said.

Rouhani, a relatively moderate cleric who won an election in June, will take the oath of office in a ceremony in Iran's parliament on Sunday.


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