Analysis Swearing in Sunday Until Proven Otherwise, Iran's Hassan Rohani Deserves the West's Trust

The surprise election of Hassan Rohani - a gray man who is not in the supreme leader's inner circle - indicates that rational political rules can be applied in the Islamic Republic after all.

"I have taken this responsibility upon myself, backed by the people who want change, who want a better life, without corruption, poverty and discrimination; people who want more respect and appreciation, and yearn for a secure future," said Hassan Rohani, the seventh president of

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