Who is Sahebeh Rouhani? What does she look like? Very little is known about Iran’s recently elected president’s wife. She never appeared while Hassan was campaigning. One of the few things we can tell you comes from Hassan’s mother who reportedly said that she (Sahebeh) was fourteen years old when she married her cousin Rouhani, in 1969, in an arranged marriage. The 64 year old President has been quoted as saying, “I was about 20 years old. My father insisted, my mother as well, I wasn’t very reluctant.”
We know a lot about Hassan: he was born in 1948 in Sorkheh, Iran. He studied at the University of Iran, the Glasgow Caledonian University where he obtained a Ph.D. But about his family life, almost nothing is known.
Another source has said that they have had five children together, including a son who has died, some say in mysterious circumstances, but this is also an unverified detail.
She did not accompany her husband on a trip he made recently to New York to attend the UN General Assembly. She hasn’t even been mentioned in her husband’s biography.
Wives of Iranian politicians rarely appear in public, and little is known about them, but this is carrying things a little far, don’t you think?
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