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Underdog: How Iran’s new President Stifled his Critics, and Won

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Like his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani made a number of prolific performances whereby he was catalyzed into an underdog position. Monitor Mideast translated one of such interviews exclusively into English. Rouhani is seen questioning the IRIB reporter on basis of long-held myths regarding Hassan Rouhani’s track record as a nuclear negotiator.

During Iran’s presidential election of 2013, Hassan Rouhani’s adversaries scorned him for bowing down as a nuclear negotiator, effectively halting Iran’s nuclear program. This video offers an exclusive look at how Rouhani tackled this critique during the election–and ultimately won.