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Rouhani Tells Critics Their 'Era Is Over' as Iran's Vote Nears

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hit out at his hardline challengers, targeting their records on corruption and freedom of speech, less than two weeks before he seeks re-election.

Rouhani, in a campaign speech in the western city of Hamedan on Monday, said he’s in the election to “tell the extremists and those who use violence that your era is over.” “You ran this country for eight years and the people saw what you did,” the semi-official Iranian Students’ News Agency reported him as saying.