2015 will bring about crucial and positive developments as well as challenges for the Iranian government. One of the tenets of the Iranian political system is unpredictability, nevertheless, projections can still be made.
Iran’s economy will likely deteriorate and face an austere budget in 2015 in comparison to 2104, when Rowhani’s administration managed to move Tehran out of a recession. According to the IMF, Tehran will need oil prices to be near $131 a barrel to cover its spending. Yet, Iran is will likely manage this economic challenge by applying some strategies such as cutting subsidies, increasing taxes and depreciating the foreign exchange rate.
The gap between the Islamic Republic’s demands on its nuclear program and those of the West’s (primarily the United States) is too deep to bridgeMajid Rafizadeh