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Will Rouhani be able to weather jobs crisis?

A-monitor – Reza holds a degree in management but has since his graduation in 2011 failed to find a steady job. The 31-year-old, who lives in Tehran, has been driving the family’s car as an unlicensed cab to make ends meet. Recently, he came up with the idea of borrowing some money to buy an official taxi vehicle, but at the …

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Did Rouhani sell ‘grand bargain’ with US to Iranian voters?

Al-monitor – The nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers ended a decadeslong crisis that removed sanctions on nearly 80 million Iranians and potentially averted another military confrontation in the Middle East involving the United States. The talks to reach agreement on a deal required bilateral negotiations between Iran and the United States, at the foreign ministerial level, breaking a three-decade taboo …

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Rohani Says Iran Faces ‘Historic Decision’ In Upcoming Presidential Poll

PayvandNews – Iranian President Hassan Rohani has told a Tehran crowd of some 20,000 supporters that the country is “on the edge of a great historic decision” with its May 19 presidential election. Rohani, 68, told the crowd at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium that “we should not let Iran become isolated again.” President Rohani campaign rally at Tehran’s Azadi stadium (source: Shargh daily) …

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Here Are The Smears Marring Iran’s Election(s)

RFL/RE – While elections in Iran look like slug-it-out campaigns, with many of the trappings of competition — government critics, disagreement on high-profile issues, and televised public debates — they are kept tightly in check by unelected officials under the country’s clerically dominated system. There is careful vetting by the Guardians Council, which routinely disqualifies all but a small fraction …

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Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor: Nine Year Imprisonment of Bahai Leaders in Iran

einnews -Nine years ago, seven leaders of Iran’s Bahai community were arrested and convicted of espionage, insulting religious sanctities, and propaganda against the Islamic Republic for activities related solely to their belief in and practice of their faith. They were unjustly sentenced to 20 years in prison. Fariba Kamalabadi, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Afif Naeimi, Saeid Rezaie, Behrouz Tavakkoli, Vahid Tizfahm, and …

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