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The latest news and views about former Iranian president Hassan Rouhani

A dreamy look at realities on the ground

Kayhan, a principlist daily, has criticized government’s business performance, saying that removal of sanctions is not a magic bullet to fix Iran’s economy.

Mr. Rouhani, admit that you don’t know the US

Dariush Sajjadi, a reformist blogger, challenges Rouhani’s call for a referendum, saying people’s direct vote will do little to make a breakthrough nuclear deal a reality.

Reactions by reformists and principlists to Rouhani’s call for referendum

President Rouhani's proposal for referendum on key state questions has drawn strong reactions from political activists, reformist and principlist alike.

Rouhani has changed the university atmosphere

Sadegh Zibakalam, a political analyst, says President Rouhani has made good on part of his campaign-trail promises, but he is not to blame for the unfulfilled parts since he is not the only decision maker.

Even a review of presidential pledges may sound sweet

A closer look at the promises candidate Rouhani and later President Rouhani have made.

President describes containment of inflation as quite an achievement

President Rouhani says Iran’s economy is out of recession and a once runaway inflation is under control.

Civic rights, an unfinished dream

A look at how successful the government has been in its efforts to put together a civic rights charter.

During impeachment there was no disrespect for science minister

A principlist MP says impeachment of the science minister was standard procedure and President Rouhani’s choice of replacement is not viewed as an act of defiance.

Hardliners denigrating a representative gov’t that enjoys the leader’s support

Rafsanjani lashes out at extremists who denigrate a representative government that enjoys the leader’s support.

Dr. Taqi Azad Armaki dissects roots of Khatami, Rouhani governments

An expert analysis of the reasons why the governments of reforms and moderation led by Khatami and Rouhani emerged in Iran.