Hassan Rowhani, Iran's new president, is still issuing his giftwrapped friendly statements. He praised Saudi Arabia saying that it is a friendly, dear country and revealed his intentions to negotiate on the nuclear program which will end the dispute with Western powers. He added that he is willing to fix what his predecessor President Ahmadinejad ruined and he even condemned the holocaust and congratulated Israelis on Jewish New Year.
We cannot say that Rowhani, who is now in power, is like Khatami.Abdulrahman al-Rashed
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who raised the banner of a strong Iran and expanded the influence of the Revolutionary Guards in the Arab world, Pakistan and Afghanistan, was the sixth president of the Islamic Republic. Ahmadinejad rejected international pressures and accelerated the nuclear project, but he concluded his presidency with his country producing one-third of the petroleum it was selling; Iran’s incomes decreased and its influence were limited to Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, Gaza and Sudan.