Hassan Rouhani's attacks on rivals for president cross Iran's red lines

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Moderate’s presidential campaign includes jabs at Revolutionary Guard and conservative challenger

The Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, has taken a combative tone in campaigning as conservative rivals pull out all the stops to prevent him from being re-elected.

The favourite among reformists of the six candidates running for president on 19 May, Rouhani has crossed red lines in Iranian politics with attacks on the elite Revolutionary Guards and the characterisation of one of his main challengers as someone whose only talent was execution and imprisonment.

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