A supporter of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani holds his poster in a campaign rally for the May 19 presidential election, in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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A hard-line candidate challenged Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over the nuclear deal with world powers during a televised debate Friday, while the incumbent accused hard-liners of attempting to derail the accord.The second of three debates before Iran's May 19 presidential election saw Rouhani accuse elements within Iran's Revolutionary Guard of trying to derail the deal with a missile launch.Rouhani remains the favorite in the election as every Iranian president since Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei himself took the presidency in 1981 has won re-election.
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