Hassan Rouhani: key moments in life of Iranian president

Feb 18, 2014

From spice shop owner's son and cleric to ending the global row over Iran's nuclear programme

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HASSAN ROUHANI has become the public face of Iran's efforts to end the international row over its nuclear programme. Since being elected president in June last year, he has sought to overcome animosity with world powers, who suspect his country of secretly aiming to develop a nuclear bomb. Described as a "peacemaker" by some, and a "wolf in sheep's clothing" by others, Rouhani has been a key figure in Iran's political life since the revolution in 1979...

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