Hassan Rowhani was the most critical of the remaining candidates towards Iran’s recent nuclear policy. So how is that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei allowed him to win? What does it indicate about Iran’s future policies? And what are the implications for the issue of preventing Iran’s advance to nuclear weapons capability – a key concern to Israel and the West? This BICOM Expert View paper, by Israel based Iran expert Meir Javedanfar, addresses these questions.