The smiles of Iranian President Hassan Rowhani and his American-educated Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif appear to be fading as the hardliners take back the driver’s seat. Rowhani spent all his political capital on the nuclear deal, to which the hardliners are reacting harshly.
Khamenei uses both the moderates and hardliners for his interests, but leans toward the latter. Hardliners are less likely to criticize the president without permission from the supreme leaderDr. Majid Rafizadeh