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Iran reformists dance in streets for new president

June 16, 2013
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

TEHRAN, Iran - Wild celebrations broke out on Tehran streets that were battlefields four years ago as reformist-backed Hasan Rowhani capped a stunning surge to claim Iran's presidency on Saturday, throwing open the political order after relentless crackdowns by hard-liners to consolidate and safeguard their grip on power.

 
 
 

 

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