Who is Rohani , Iran's new president ?

Who is Rohani , Iran's new president ?

Tehrān : Iran | Jun 15, 2013 at 9:31 PM PDT
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Hassan Rohani adopted a 64-year-old key slogan is assumed that opens the door of solutions to Iran as well as the color purple

. And benefited from the withdrawal of the only reformist candidate Mohammad Reza Aref also received moderate support of former presidents Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and reformist Mohammad Khatami.

It is a stunning electoral victory by any measure; the most moderate of the six candidates in Iran’s presidential election, Hassan Rohani has not just won, he has obliterated his challengers.

He finished with more than 18.5 million votes, some 12 million more than his nearest challenger, the Mayor of Tehran, who could only muster 16.5% of the vote to Rohani’s just-under 51%.

Rohani was responsible for the negotiations on the nuclear issue between 2003 and 2005 during the presidency of Khatami. He calls for more flexibility in negotiations with the major powers to ease sanctions imposed on Iran, which caused severe economic crisis.

He also served several parliamentary positions, which included the post of Deputy Speaker of Parliament and a representative of Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Council for National Security.

He currently heads the Center for Strategic Research at the Expediency Council, which is one of the top advisory bodies to Khamenei.

And is often described as being a moderate or a conservative pragmatist. He brought to public criticism for letters of the current president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose policy was described as not calculated or measured, and it returned great harm to the state.

"This victory is a victory of wisdom, a victory of moderation, a victory of growth and awareness and a victory of commitment over extremism and ill-temper," Rohani told state television, promising to work for all Iranians, including the hardline so-called "Principlists" whom he defeated at the poll.

"I warmly shake the hands of all moderates, reformists and Principlists," he said. During the student demonstrations, which came out against the closure of a reformist newspaper in 1999, to adopt a strong stance declaring that of those arrested in the demonstrations on charges of sabotage and destruction of state property would face the death penalty if found guilty.

However, he, expressed support for the demonstrations that erupted after the 2009 elections and drew criticism for the government to oppose what he saw from the people's right to peaceful demonstration.

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 is fluent in English, German, French, Russian, Arabic, he also holds a doctorate degree in law from Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

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