I have to admit, US news sources are producing some amazing articles related to the Middle East. I’ve been gathering them and will post them soon in full. But before that happens, I wanted to share this probably-state-sponsored music video of Rohani’s inaugural speech. It’s interspersed with bits of speeches from people of history such as Dr. Mossadegh and Ayatollah Taleghani, 2 of my favorites. I particularly enjoyed the fact that it highlighted Iran’s diversity. Whether we think Rohani is an effective president or not or whether he has any real power as president or not is not the point. Just listen to his speech, it’s such a stark contrast with Ahmadinejad. Here is the video with English subtitles.