September 20, 2013
Rouhani Speaks Softly but Carries a Big Stick
Ray Takeyh, Los Angeles Times
The new government's soothing words have not lessened its determination to forge ahead with its nuclear program. Rouhani has stressed, as reported on state radio this month, that Iran "will not withdraw an iota from the definite rights of people." That message was reinforced by the appointment of Ali Shamkhani to the powerful position of secretary of the Supreme National Security Council.
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