Posted: Jun 20, 2013 6:48 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's key reformist is urging supporters of the country's newly elected president to have patience as Hasan Rowhani takes the helm and tackles the country's sanctions-battered economy and tensions with the West.
Mohammad Khatami's appeal came during a meeting Thursday with a group of Iranian students. The semiofficial ISNA news agency quotes Khatami as urging Rowhani's backers not to expect "miracles."
Khatami preceded Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president and is considered a key Iranian reformist.
Iran's president cannot set policy on major decisions such as the nuclear program, but can influence views by the ruling clerics.
Rowhani, a former nuclear negotiator, is considered a relative moderate, but also has deep ties to Iran's Islamic establishment. He says he favors international outreach and efforts to ease sanctions over Iran's nuclear program.
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