Iran president Hasan Rowhani

Iran's newly elected president pledged on June 17 to follow a "path of

moderation" and promised greater openness over the country's nuclear

program, but sided with the hard-line Islamic establishment that refuses

to consider halting uranium enrichment. (Reuters)

Iranian presidential candidate Hasan Rowhani, a former Iran's top nuclear negotiator, casts his ballot during presidential elections at a polling station in downtown Tehran, Iran, Friday, June 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

In this photo taken on Sunday, June 16, 2013, and released by the official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, left, speaks during his meeting with President-elect Hasan Rowhani in Tehran, Iran. On Sunday, Rowhani had his first meeting as president-elect with Khamenei, who offered "necessary guidelines" to him, state TV said, without elaborating. (AP Photo/Office of the Supreme Leader)

FILE -- In front of a portrait of the late Iranian revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, presidential candidate Hasan Rowhani, a former top nuclear negotiator, center, gestures to his supporters at a rally in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, June 1, 2013. Iran's reformist-backed presidential candidate surged to a wide lead in early vote counting Saturday, June 15, 2013, a top official said, suggesting a flurry of late support could have swayed a race that once appeared solidly in the hands of Tehran's ruling clerics. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Iranian President elect Hasan Rowhani, center, is accompanied by Hasan Khomeini, the grandson of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, left, and Ayatollah Mousavi Bojnourdi, during visit of Ayatollah Khomeini's shrine, just outside Tehran, Iran, Sunday, June 16, 2013. Iran's newly elected reformist-backed president Hasan Rowhani said Sunday that the country's dire economic problems cannot be solved "overnight," as he took his first steps in consulting with members of the clerically dominated establishment on his new policies. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Supporters of Iranian presidential candidate Hasan Rowhani attend a celebration gathering following his victory in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, June 15, 2013. Wild celebrations broke out on Tehran streets that were battlefields four years ago as reformist-backed Rowhani capped a stunning surge to claim Iran's presidency on Saturday, throwing open the political order after relentless crackdowns by hard-liners to consolidate and safeguard their grip on power. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

A supporter of Iranian presidential candidate Hasan Rowhani holds up his poster while celebrating Rowhani's victory, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, June 15, 2013. Wild celebrations broke out on Tehran streets that were battlefields four years ago as reformist-backed Rowhani capped a stunning surge to claim Iran's presidency on Saturday, throwing open the political order after relentless crackdowns by hard-liners to consolidate and safeguard their grip on power. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)