Iran Has A New President


iran-election-0615-horizontal-galleryIran has a new President, reformist cleric Hasan Rowhani. He replaces outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who couldn’t run again due to term limits. Rowhani promised to make peace with the world and get the UN sanctions lifted from his country that he said Ahmadinejad caused. His winning campaign slogan was “Who Wants Bread?”

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33 comments
FLpro
FLpro

They asked me but "Iran"..."Iran so far away!" (Sorry, I got nothing)

Mister Mattituck
Mister Mattituck

Wait a minute, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad respects the imposed term limits, but Queen Bloomberg doesn't?

ecupirate
ecupirate

Damn I was for sure Ahamadinejad's members only jackets were finally making a comeback around the world

Rich the fireman
Rich the fireman

In an unrelated story, Dollar Shave Club closes 20 stores in Iran

mascan42
mascan42

So now my "Mahmoud I'm-a-dinner-jacket" jokes are out of date now?

Shaggyballz74
Shaggyballz74

I don't know about his politics but these Iranian Presidents really now how  to grow a beard

gopackjo
gopackjo

I was in Iran earlier this year.  Guessing this 'moderate' won't change a lot for women.  On arrival, all the women on my flight had to stop before passport control to put on a horse blanket.  'Moderate'.

yashar_o
yashar_o

Shame on whoever published this!! there was no such thing as “Who Wants Bread?” Stop publishing lies. I lived over 16years in Iran, and I promise you it is not as bad as media tries to show it to us. Although this country is facing economic sanctions but its not like Africa that people die from hunger. 

ADomeApart
ADomeApart

Hardliner, reformer, it makes ZERO difference in Iran.  Each candidate has to be personally approved by the clerical leadership including the Ayatollah so the new boss is exactly the same as the old boss.

Captain Geech
Captain Geech

whew!!! Now on to arming Syria so we can fight against our own weapons in 10 years.

tripleogtim
tripleogtim

What do the USA and Iran have in common?



When a new President is elected, its still the same old fucking bullshit 

Beer
Beer

Yea but 16 oz camel milks are banned

mascan42
mascan42

@yashar_o Did you wake up today and say "I think I'll reinforce some Arab stereotypes on a website I've never heard of before"?

Fez Whatley
Fez Whatley

@yashar_o It was Iran's own new President who campaigned on the fact that Ahmadinejad caused the sanctions that have food prices and inflation to be at record highs.  This is one of the things he promised, to work with the rest of the world so Iranians could have and afford basic needs.  

Amsterclam
Amsterclam

@ADomeApart The Republicans were ready to send the troops in  every time the last guy said anything provocative.  And Romney was already sold on a war with Iran. So, even though he's not the top guy, having someone in there who does a little less tough talking will be nice.

Amsterclam
Amsterclam

@K Dubya  Why worry about a backwards nation with a quarter of our population that's half a world away?  I worry about Canada.  What if they stop sending us beer, comedians and maple syrup?  It'll be like living in Norway or some other fucked up country.

Fez Whatley
Fez Whatley

@mascan42 @yashar_o Blame the new President of Iran., those are his thoughts about hunger and access to food in that country. Inflation is insane there. Goods can't be brought in.  His campaign was run on the fact that he wants to get the country out of economic turmoil. Maybe this guy is the answer to Iran's problems. That's if the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei lets him have any real power.  Or is that just throwing out another stereotype, that the Guardian Council, has the real power in the country?

Beer
Beer

So Romney wouldn't have got a piece prize by doing nothing?