Iran's new president sworn in

Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, has taken an oath of office in parliament, a day after he was officially endorsed by Iran's supreme leader.

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Hassan Rouhani takes office as Iran's new president

Hassan Rouhani pictured earlier this month. Credit: Reuters

Hassan Rouhani has taken office as Iran's president, succeeding Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei endorsed him, state TV said.

Rouhani, a relatively moderate cleric who won an election in June, will take the oath of office in a ceremony in Iran's parliament on Sunday.

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