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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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US hopes Rouhani will 'heed the will' of the voters

The White House said it hoped Hassan Rouhani would "heed the will" of voters and make choices that would "lead to a better life" for Iranians.

Press secretary Jay Carney said the new president's inauguration gave Iran a chance "to act quickly" to address international concerns about the country's disputed nuclear program.

The White House added that Rouhani would find "a willing partner" in the US if his government decided "to engage substantively and seriously" in honouring its international obligations.

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