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Published 21:22 29.09.13

Backed by Supreme Leader, Rohani takes Iran on new strategic path

By Zvi Bar'el

“I act in accordance with the general policy directives of the supreme leader,” said Iranian President Hassan Rohani in a statement to journalists immediately after returning from New York. He meant that responsibility for Iranian policy is shared, and no one could blame him for acting on his own; anyone who spoke out against him would be speaking out against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as well.