Iran's Rouhani sworn in as president
August 5 , 2013
Iran's new moderate president took the oath before parliament at a ceremony on Sunday. The ceremony was attended for the first time by foreign dignitaries and top Iranian figures.
Hasan Rouhani was elected by a significant margin and his platform included a promise to follow a "path of moderation."
He said in his inaugural address "all of those who voted, whether they voted for me, someone else, or even if they didn't vote, all of them are Iranian citizens and have citizenship rights."Rouhani mentioned the international sanctions on Iran and said the language of respect is necessary if one wants an adequate response.