In Iran’s 2017 presidential elections, Hassan Rouhani was re-elected with an increased electoral mandate, the third incumbent Iranian president to enjoy such a political accomplishment. He was pivotal in negotiating the 2015 Iran nuclear deal framework with the USA and other world powers. Rouhani has held many high-level positions such as the deputy speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis – Iranian Parliament), and the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council. Rouhani is also an accomplished scholar and has written 20 books in Persian, Arabic, and English.
Source of Influence: Political
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