Iran president Hasan Rowhani

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FILE -- In front of a portrait of the late Iranian revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, presidential candidate Hasan Rowhani, a former top nuclear negotiator, center, gestures to his supporters at a rally in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, June 1, 2013. Iran's reformist-backed presidential candidate surged to a wide lead in early vote counting Saturday, June 15, 2013, a top official said, suggesting a flurry of late support could have swayed a race that once appeared solidly in the hands of Tehran's ruling clerics. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

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Iran's newly elected president pledged on June 17 to follow a "path of moderation" and promised greater openness over the country's nuclear program, but sided with the hard-line Islamic establishment that refuses to consider halting uranium enrichment. (Reuters)

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