December 24, 2013

Don't Expect Rouhani to Transform Iran

Michael Rubin, Global Public Square

The Associated Press

The past year was a time for change in Iran. Iranians went to the polls and elected Hassan Rouhani who, after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s eight year interlude, returned Iran’s presidency to the reformists. Rouhani’s diplomatic charm offensive, telephone call with President Barack Obama, and tentative nuclear deal suggested a new international posture. But just as important were Rouhani’s domestic actions.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Iran, Hassan Rouhani

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