In a remarkable turn of events, the new Iranian president has released his own version of the "Yes We Can" ad, complete with the black-and-white grainy filters, guitar-strumming, singing and all.
The video, set to Hassan Rouhani's inauguration speech, was released to mark his 100th day as the nation's president, and to help set the tone for what's to come.
"The format is almost exactly the same as the American 'Yes We Can' video, right down to the solemn-looking actresses," MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said Tuesday night. "The fact that the president of Iran decided to copy the style of this very famous American campaign video is itself noteworthy, but it's also noteworthy for what he says."
"Let space and opportunity be given to all Iranians who are devoted to this land," Iranians sing in Persian, Arabic and Kurdish. "Let those who are competent serve the nation. Let their hearts be cleansed from hatred. Let reconciliation replace anger and friendship replace enmity."
With the recent announcement of a major nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran, it increasingly looks like the Islamic regime ruling Iran is recognizing the people's desire for change.
This campaign-style video, released just 100 days after the new president took office, seems a sign of that.
This video is from MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," aired Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013.