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Supreme Leader Khamenei AsksAll Iranian Factions to Help Rouhani

Barbara Slavin reports from Tehran, where Hassan Rouhani officially became the Islamic Republic's 11th president on Aug. 3, 2013.

TEHRAN — Hassan Rouhani, a veteran official of the Islamic Republic of Iran, became the country's 11th president on Aug. 3, 2013, promising “to reduce people’s problems so they can have a better life.”

Rouhani, a 64-year-old cleric, was formally endorsed by the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who retains final say on all key foreign and domestic policies.

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