June 29, 2013

SPEAKING THE PEOPLE'S LANGUAGE:

Iran's president-elect says nation voted for change (AP, 6/27/13)

Hasan Rouhani's promises of outreach could lower the political temperature between Iran and the West and perhaps nudge the country's ruling Islamic establishment toward a more flexible approach in its standoff over Tehran's disputed nuclear program. [...]

"People chose a new path ... people said in this election: We want change," Rouhani told a televised conference in Tehran Saturday. "The best language of the people is the ballot box. The people's vote is very obvious. There is no ambiguity."

Rouhani said he will keep his promise of following a path of moderation in domestic and foreign policy.

"Moderation in foreign policy is neither surrender nor conflict, neither passivity nor confrontation. Moderation is effective and constructive interaction with the world," he said.


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