Rouhani has not increased freedoms in Iran, UN chief says
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has failed to fulfil campaign promises to allow greater freedom of expression and there has been a sharp rise in executions since his election, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday.


Rouhani, who won a landslide in June, led Iran to an initial nuclear deal with world powers. But, perhaps wary of further antagonising powerful hardliners, he has not made significant reforms at home that moderate voters had hoped for. (Reuters)