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White House says election of Iran's Rohani 'potentially hopeful': CBS

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's chief of staff said on Sunday the election of Iranian President Hassan Rohani was a "potentially hopeful sign," and that if he lived up to his obligation "to come clean on this illicit nuclear program, he will find a partner in us."

Speaking on CBS's "Face the Nation," Denis McDonough McDonough said: "If he (Rohani) is interested in, as he has said in his campaign, mending Iran's relations with the rest of the world, there is an opportunity to do that."

(Reporting by Jackie Frank; Editing by David Brunnstrom)

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