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Hassan Rouhani’s election as the new Iranian president augurs well not only for that country but also for a world tired of the senseless rhetoric from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

When, at a campaign speech, Rouhani stated, “We have no option rather than moderation,” he was also defining what will be one of the main characteristics of his government: a more conciliatory approach to the world and an end to the country’s international isolation.

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