- NAME: Hassan Rouhani
- OCCUPATION: World Leader
- BIRTH DATE: November 12, 1948 (Age: 65)
- Did You Know?: Hassan Rouhani's campaign slogan while running for the Iranian presidency was "moderation and wisdom."
- EDUCATION: University of Tehran, Glasgow Caledonian University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Sorkheh, Iran
- AKA: Hassan Fereydoon Rouhani
- Originally: Hassan Feridon
- Nickname: Diplomat Sheikh
- AKA: Hassan Rouhani
- ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio
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A former diplomat, Hassan Rouhani was elected president of Iran in 2013.
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Rouhani was sworn in on August 2, 2013, becoming Iran's seventh president. His "Moderation and Wisdom" campaign slogan was a success, and his victory signaled a more progressive direction for Iran's future.
Giving his first speech as president of Iran, Rouhani said, "This victory is the victory of wisdom, moderation and awareness over fanaticism and bad behavior." He wasted no time in assert himself in international politics. That September,
Rouhani traveled to New York to visit the United Nations. He gave a speech to the UN General Assembly, insisting that his country is "absolutely no threat to the world," according to a Telegraph newspaper report. Rouhani explained that Iran was developing nuclear technology for purely peaceful uses.
A Shiite Muslim, Rouhani has written extensively on religion and other subjects, authoring 20 books, including a three-volume collection on Islamic political thought and his memoirs.
Hassan Rouhani is married and has several children.
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