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U.S. Pressure Tilts the Political Balance Toward Iran's Hard-liners

Jan 24, 2020 | 19:33 GMT
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses parliament in the capital of Tehran on Sept. 3, 2019.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses parliament in Tehran on Sept. 3, 2019. Following the recent spike in U.S. tensions, Iran's Feb. 21 elections will likely yield a more decisively hard-line parliament. 

(ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images)

On the heels of Soleimani's death, pending elections will likely yield a more decisively hard-line parliament. But lingering economic anxieties and anti-government sentiment will limit its effectiveness....

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