Reflections

Iran's Guard Stays Up in the Face of Reform

Mar 31, 2016 | 00:13 GMT
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrives for a press conference on January 17, 2016 in the capital Tehran after international sanctions on Iran were lifted. Rouhani said that sceptics who said a nuclear deal with world powers would not bring benefits to Iran were all proven wrong. / AFP / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani strives to bring foreign investment to Iran, despite resistance from key political players in the country.
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At the last minute, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani canceled a two-day working visit to Austria that was set to begin Wednesday, to the surprise of Iranian and Austrian observers. Rouhani's trip was intended to help Iran work out economic deals with Austria, part of an effort to bolster Iran's economic...

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