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MOSCOW, June 16 (Itar-Tass) - Head of the Federation Council’s International Affairs Committee Mikhail Margelov does not expect a breakthrough in development of Iran’s “nuclear dossier” during presidency of Hassan Rouhani, but believes the West will have to work on a peaceful settlement of the problem.
“It is complicated to forecast Iran’s ‘nuclear dossier’ - I doubt and breakthroughs here, as the dossier has almost become that country’s national idea,” he told Itar-Tass on Sunday commenting on the presidential election in Iran. However, “a liberal president will make the West work on a peaceful settlement of the problem, clear from any allusions of possible bombarding the nuclear facilities.”
The Islamic Republic of Iran’s president elect is Hassan Rouhani, a 64-year-old reformer, a consistent supporter of dialogue, ready to compromise with the West in the name of lifting economic sanctions off Iran, though subject of "national interests."
Rouhani positions himself as a centrist-pragmatist, thus being supported by both liberal and moderate part of the Iranian public. He also enjoys support from the Iranian clergy, which is evidenced from the fact that he was nominated by an influential religious-political organisation - the Combatant Clergy Association. The broad support in different layers of the Iranian society has provided Rouhani an overwelming victory in the presidential election: he collected over 50 percent of the vote, while his nearest rival - Tehran’s Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf was supported by only 16 percent of voters.