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Hassan Rouhani

Iran's new president Hassan Rouhani has been centre of attention at the UN this week. Mary Ann Sieghart asks, is he a completely new kind of Iranian leader?

Iran's new president Hassan Rouhani has been centre of attention at the UN this week. He's promising a new approach to talks with the West over his country's nuclear programme.

He is certainly a change from his abrasive anti-Western predecessor. Rouhani studied in Britain, loves Bogart films and Thomas Hardy novels and is fond of designer clerical robes.

So, Mary Ann Sieghart asks, is all that merely a matter of presentation? Or is he a completely new kind of Iranian leader?

Producer: Heba Ayoub
Editor: Richard Knight.

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Sun 29 Sep 2013 17:40

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