Iran's newly elected president, Hasan Rowhani, gave a news conference in the capital Tehran on Monday. He said he would pursue a path of moderation. Ebrahim Noroozi/AP hide caption itoggle caption Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Parallels The Elusive Quest For An Iranian Moderate June 17, 2013 Iran's hard-line clerics have dominated the country for more than 30 years. The country's newly elected president, Hasan Rowhani, is widely hailed as a moderate. Will he be able to change the country's course, or is it more wishful thinking on the part of the West?