Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani gestures to the media during a news conference in Tehran (REUTERS/Fars News/Majid Hagdost).
As Nuclear Talks Progress, Rouhani’s Critics Grow Bold
March 6, 2014,
As Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and his administration engage in nuclear negotiations with the P5+1, the clerical and military elite within the Iranian government have slowly begun expressing their concerns and criticisms. As domestic opposition mounts, Geneive Abdo argues whether President Rouhani will share the legacy of the former underachieving reformist president Mohammed Khatami, or whether his efforts be enough to help Iran open up domestically and internationally.