Take Two for June 17, 2013

Iran elects Hassan Rouhani as new president

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Iranian president-elect Hassan Rowhani waves as he attends a press conference in Tehran on June 17, 2013. Rowhani expressed hope that Iran can reach a new agreement with major powers over its disputed nuclear programme, saying a deal should be reached through more transparency and mutual trust.

Iranians on Friday elected a new president, Hassan Rouhani.

He was billed as the most moderate of the six candidates, but in Los Angeles (home to the country's largest concentration of Iranian immigrants), those who want regime change say they are cautiously optimistic.     

To find out why, we reached out to host Siamak Kalhor from Iranian language radio station KIRN 670 AM.


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