In less than a week, on August 4, Iran’s president-elect Hassan Rowhani will be inaugurated, replacing outgoing president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is not a reclusive cleric, sipping tea and praying all day. He is well aware of political developments behind the scenes.Camelia Entekhabi-Fard
Straw, once nicknamed Jack Tehrani, visited Tehran many times during Mohammad Khatami’s presidency. Straw, who claims to be good friends with Rowhani, was among the first and few Western officials to show interest in Rowhani after his election.