Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the parliament, Tehran, January 2013
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stability and infrastructure at this particularly troubling time in its
Now that President Barack Obama has embarked on his second term in power, a
stable foreign policy and the de-escalation of tensions with Tehran will be
The Islamic Republic has already made some headway in trying to resolve the
nuclear power issues; the country's key stakeholders, especially in powerful
business circles, understand that the current sanctions regime will continue to
their economic and business interests. Tehran and the International Atomic
Agency seem to have reached an initial deal on how to resolve their technical
differences. The big question remaining is whether the Iranian leadership will
overcome its fears and engage Washington directly.
The ever-evolving dynamics of Iran present a challenging picture. Along with the
limitations imposed by the new set of sanctions, the country's domestic
and factional struggle continues unabated, while the government tries to
a nuclear stand-off and sustain an economy prohibited from trade with the
international community. It is clear that a resolution of the nuclear issue
consolidate President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's standing at home and abroad, while
continuation of sanctions could undermine his current administration.
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