AP Analysis: Rouhani's hardest challenge may be Iran's hopes

AP Analysis: Rouhani's hardest challenge may be Iran's hopes

AP Analysis: Rouhani's hardest challenge may be Iran's hopes

He was less flattering in his assessment of the Trump administration so far.

During the phone conversation, the Iranian president said that Tehran welcomes the expansion of cooperation with its neighboring countries, including Russian Federation, adding, "Iran is ready to bolster bilateral and regional cooperation with Russian Federation with more determination and we will witness more close cooperation between the two countries in the future".

"Iran and America have gone through lots of ups and downs in the past 39 or 40 years", Rouhani said at a news conference, according to The New York Times. "Unfortunately, Americans have always made mistakes in our region", he continued.

Raisi campaigned on populist and Islamic policies, and attacked Rouhani's promises of economic stimulus following the lifting of economic sanctions as a ploy for Iran's 1%. They have survived revolution, war, and repression, yet they still attempt to make change happen, even if it is at the margins.

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Associated Press writers Nasser Karimi and Amir Vahdat in Tehran , Iran; Geir Moulson in Berlin and Jon Gambrell in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, contributed to this report .

President Donald Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2017.

The high turnout of almost 40 million Iranian voters represents an evolution from the catastrophic disputed vote in 2009, when accusations of rigging and fraud in the reelection of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were met by months of street protests of millions of angry Iranians.

Rouhani further criticized the Saudi summit that Trump attended on Sunday, describing it as a "show-off" that "will not have any political and practical values". Most key principalist figures, both conservatives and hardliners, including Jalili, lack the basic name recognition, let alone the social capital or popular support, they would need to be effective opposition leaders.

"Rouhani's second term will not be better than his first", says the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Watching the election coverage, it was heartening to see fully-covered Iranian women standing next to young ladies who were wearing scarves but whose attractive strands flew freely in the air. "I would worry about the more confrontational policy of the IRGC in the Persian Gulf. and more confrontational policy with the USA and Saudi Arabia", said Javedanfar. "I hope that the US administration think about the interests of the American people, regardless of the fact that they are not thinking about the interests of other nations".

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The loss still stings for some hard-liners, who have viewed Raisi as a possible successor to Khamenei, ever since the supreme leader elevated the 56-year-old to head the most significant religious conglomerate and endowment in Iran, the shrine to the 8th Shiite Imam Reza in Mashhad, in northeast Iran. This is particularly hard when it comes to the resolution of regional conflicts such as the Syrian civil war through diplomacy, which may serve as a basis for Iranian-Arab rapprochement.

Rouhani won another four-year term Friday in a vote that many saw as a referendum on his push for global outreach that led to the nuclear deal, as well as a vote of confidence that his government will be able to help the country's sputtering economy. Raisi managed to tap into the growing dissatisfaction with the nuclear deal's implementation; average Iranians still don't see much of an effect from sanctions relief and economic recovery.

Summary⎙ Print Iran has replaced the Islamic State as Donald Trump's boogeyman during his first trip overseas, to the delight of the Saudis and Israel.

Sanctions also would be applied to those who support Iran's terror operations, including the IRGC, which is not now designated as a terror organization by the United States. "We expect Iran to behave responsibly. not to support terror", said his German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel. It is time to take firm action against Iran's terrorism and fundamentalism endeavours, it's unsafe ballistic missile program and its meddling in the affairs of others.

Transfer C.J. Bryce joining his former coach at N.C
Bryce, a Charlotte (NC) native, must sit out the 2017-2018 season, but he will have two years of eligibility remaining. Bryce won't be eligible for the Pack during the fall for a roster that could still use more guard help.

Earlier this month, Trump ratcheted up tensions with Iran, announcing new sanctions on Iranian companies and individuals linked to the country's ballistic missile-building program.

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