Rouhani releases own Obama-inspired 'Yes We Can' video


Washington, Nov. 27 (ANI): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has reportedly released US President Barack Obama-inspired 'Yes We Can' music video. The monochrome clip includes segments of the Rouhani's August 3 inauguration speech mixed with music, singing, and sign language, and has been released to mark the first 100 days of his presidency. According to The Atlantic, Obama's 2008 'Yes We Can' clip was created with the participation of some 30 Hollywood actors and singers, while Rouhani's video was posted on his website and shared on Twitter by his unverified account, maintained by his media team. The video features a well-known singer and actor, Amir Hossein Modaress and was produced by Iranian documentary-maker Hossein Dehbashi, who also worked on Rouhani's election campaign videos and said that the clip was made 'spontaneously'. The report said that the clip shows people of all ages play musical instruments and sing to Rouhani's words in Persian, and in the languages of Iran's minorities, including Kurdish and Arabic. The clip also includes sound bites from prominent figures in Iran's modern history including Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh and the founder of the Islamic Republic Ruhollah Khomeini, the report added. (ANI)