During recent days, U.S. and Iranian dialogue has dominated international headlines. While the media fixates on Israel and Saudi Arabia and their possible reaction, other players inside Iran have no less at stake. Indeed, Iran’s internal dynamics are just as important to what is happening on the regional and international levels. President Rowhani needs to take into account the Iranian people’s high expectations and contend with a relatively conservative parliament. By contrast, the conservatives and those with vested interests will be watching closely to see how developments unfold. This complex picture inside Iran accompanied by the Iranian people’s high expectations and regional tensions could complicate any outcome.
The Iranian president’s mission will not be easy, as the situation reaches a critical stage: it is make or breakDr. Naser al-Tamimi