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The Iran Primer


Senators Seek Congressional Review of Any Nuclear Deal with Iran

            On July 23, five Republican Senators announced the following plan to require President Obama to seek Congressional approval of

President Rouhani’s First Press Conference

      President Hassan Rouhani met with local an

Inauguration of Hassan Rouhani

      On August 3, Hassan Rouhani took office as Iran’s new president

Obama on New Iranian President

            On August 4, the Obama administration welcomed Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration as Iran’s new president.

Rouhani's Cabinet

            On August 4, Hassan Rouhani was formally inaugurated as Iran's seventh president.

76 Senators Call for Tougher Sanctions

             On August 2, 76 Democratic and Republican senators called for tougher sanctions and credible military threat to accompan

The Fires Facing Hassan Rouhani

New President Already Faces Opposition

            Hassan Rouhani is facing opposition to his cabinet appointments even before he announces the line-up—and even before his

Rouhani College Thesis: Islam Flexible

      As a graduate student in Scotland, President-elect Hassan Rouha

Latest on the Race: Reformists Regroup to Run

Garrett Nada
            Iran’s reformers appear to be rej

U.S. Condemns Imprisonment of Opposition

            On February 14, the United States condemned Iran's continued imprisonment of former presidential candidates and opposition lead

Part IV - Pivotal Election: The Issues

Shaul Bakhash

Khamenei Comments: West Wants to Block Election

            In three major speeches in January, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei focused on the upcoming presidential election, the t

Part III - Pivotal Election: The Reformists

Shaul Bakhash

Iran’s Economy Faces Grim 2013

Kevan Harris

Iran: A Rough Year in 2013

 Alireza Nader

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