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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had foreign-policy successes to showcase when he spoke in Tehran's Azadi Square Tuesday to mark the 35th anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution.Since taking office in August, Rouhani has eased the isolation Iran endured under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Millions of Iranians lined up for hours last week to get food handouts and some of them left empty-handed.Rouhani said Tuesday that Iran's situation was improving and that the country would soon overcome stagnation.Iran's inflation rate, which reached more than 40 percent last year, will drop to 25 percent in the next Iranian year, which starts in March, he said.Rahim, a disabled veteran of Iran's 1980-88 war with Iraq, praised Rouhani's policies.Rouhani said on Feb. 5 that Iran was starting to reap returns from its diplomatic outreach, with $8 billion in foreign investments already agreed and $8.5 billion more due within two months.Rouhani said Iran's economy had the potential to enter the world's top 10 in the next three decades.
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