Hassan Rouhani (right)
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Hassan Rouhani endorsed as Iran's new president

Cleric Hassan Rouhani has officially replaced Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president of Iran.

Mr Rouhani's election has been endorsed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at a ceremony in the capital, Tehran.

The ceremony marks the handover of power, but his public inauguration does not take place until Sunday.

James Reynolds reports.

  • 03 Aug 2013
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