April 6, 2015

THE REFORMATION ROLLS ON:

The heart of Iran's debate on a nuclear deal (Monitor's Editorial Board  APRIL 6, 2015, CS Monitor)

Mr. Rouhani, along with other relative moderates in Tehran, have scored a victory over their more conservative domestic opponents. They may now be emboldened to show that a new Iran can emerge from this initial step - such as a decision last month to allow Iranian women to attend public sporting events.

Merely by coming to an agreement with the United States and other powers on an issue of its own security, Iran's religious leaders hint that their 36 years of Islamic revolution - exported through violence - may now be tempered by a new era of reason and by a listening to their restless people, nearly half of whom are under age 25.

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