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In Iran, Economic Reforms Hit a Hard Line

Apr 13, 2016 | 09:15 GMT
The South Pars natural gas field is controlled by Iran's hard-line conservatives, who will protect their interests as they confront President Hassan Rouhani's economic reforms in the energy sector.
(BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

With the nuclear deal between Iran and the West firmly in place, a struggle for economic power and influence in Iran is intensifying between the country's political factions. The debate is over how much Iran should open its economy to the West and how the resulting gains should be distributed....

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