Hassan is seen as a pragmatist in contrast to Khamenei and his hardline allies, and officials and analysts have cast doubt on his ability to balance their demands and expectations with those of his supporters.
It is a tragic mistake to reverse Obama’s opening to Iran at the very moment it is bearing fruit.
It'll be harder for Trump to demonize a country where democratic culture is spreading, says Bani-Sadr.
Iran's president may have been re-elected, but he’ll need to win the supreme leader’s support and get foreign powers to engage with Tehran to be successful.
The president's re-election presents an opportunity to reduce the diplomacy deficit, particularly with the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Iranians will likely want to see a continuation of what has improved little by little.
And the consequences could unleash something worse than what followed the invasion of Iraq.
And if the Trump administration retains its tough stance on Tehran, it may end up boosting a powerful cleric linked to the massacre of thousands of political prisoners.
This isn't a plea to ask Iranian-Americans to vote for Hillary Clinton. However, when it comes to minorities, it's unclear whether we stand a chance against a man who spews vitriol and rants about bans and walls.
Quite honestly - based on my authentic personal observations - there are thousands of Iranians who are gravely lethargic
From opposing the nuclear negotiations to impeaching key ministers, parliament made it increasingly difficult for Rouhani to fully realize his moderate political agenda -- until now.
Judging by the coverage in major U.S. news outlets, the Islamic Republic's first elections since last summer's nuclear deal resulted in a resounding victory for the forces of democracy, moderation and closer ties with the outside world. The truth is starkly different.