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Iran's Raisi Wants to Navigate the Nuclear Minefield With an Ideological Compass

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Zvi Bar'el

“We won’t forget and we won’t forgive,” read a headline this week in the conservative Iranian newspaper Vatan Emrooz. It was aimed at outgoing President Hassan Rohani.

Kayhan, a newspaper close to supreme leader Ali Khamenei, mocked Rohani’s government as “the government of hope and faith in America,” adding that it “left us in a worse situation than where we were in 2013,” when Rohani was first elected. That same day, some 16,000 people joined a Twitter account called “We won’t forgive you” that was aimed at Rohani.

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