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  3/9/2014, Adar Bet 7, 5774

Rouhani Criticizes Newspaper Closures by Iranian Religious Authorities

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has leveled criticism at his country's religious authorities for closing two newspapers which, according to their claims, espoused criticism of Islam.

Rouhani said that he thought the move had been a mistake as this had, thus far, been a one-time transgression.