Since the conclusion of Iran’s presidential elections, some in the West believe that the newly elected President Hasan Rouhani is a “moderate” who will open the door for diplomacy and offer the best chance for a nuclear settlement with Tehran. It is time for a reality check.
Who really holds power in Iran? One needs look no further than the basic structure of the ruling regime in Tehran to get past the empty rhetoric and the hype surrounding Rouhani. The Supreme Leader, Ali Khamanei, has the final say in all matters of foreign policy, including the nuclear issue and continued support for the Assad regime in Syria.… Seguir leyendo »