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View From Washington: Iran’s New President Presents an Opportunity

Following the inauguration of Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney congratulated the Iranian people “for making their voices heard during Iran’s election.” “We note that President Rouhani recognized his election represented a call by the Iranian people for change, and we hope the new Iranian government will heed the will of the voters by making choices that will lead to a better life for the Iranian people.”