Peres: Iranians voted against Tehran's extreme policies

June 16, 2013 15:02

President Shimon Peres on Sunday said that the election of Hassan Rohani as Iranian president suggests that the Iranian people seek a more moderate approach from Iran regarding its nuclear program.

Asked if Rohani, a former nuclear negotiator with world powers, would alter the course of the nuclear program, Peres told Reuters: "He said he will not go for these extreme policies. I am not sure he specified his policies. But it will be better, I am sure, and that is why the people voted for him.""It (the result) surprised all the experts and all the prophets, and this is really intriguing. Why? Because apparently there are hidden forces and strengths that were unseen or underestimated," Peres said.

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