Rouhani’s Visit to the UN

Narges Bajoghli, an anthropology PhD student at NYU, writes in The Guardian about Iranian winds of change:

Students, activists, artists, and political prisoners rallied behind Rouhani just before the 13 June vote to bring him a 51% victory, hoping to bring about change and some breathing room in Iran again. Ahmadinejad’s presidency was characterized by the creation of a suffocated cultural and civic sphere where paranoia and repression ran high…

However, it wasn’t just activists that rallied behind Rouhani’s election, but members of Iran’s most elite political and military institutions.

Read more here:

President Rouhani’s overtures to the west are genuine. Iran voted for change

Narges Bajoghli
Tuesday 24 September 2013

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