This week Iran lost one its most senior revolutionary figureheads: Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Hailed a hero and visionary by his contemporaries, the mainstream has nevertheless opted for slander to angle its forthcoming neocon argument better.
The only positive thing the Obama administration did was support the P5+1 deal with Iran – which in any event was done by another five countries, while the US almost destroyed it on many occasions, says Gregory Copley, editor of Defense & Foreign Affairs.
Iran has called Washington’s recent decision to prolong sanctions against it a violation of the nuclear deal that it struck with world powers in 2015 and has requested a meeting of the commission that oversees the implementation of the agreement.
As the Obama administration applies a series of tough new sanctions against Iran, contravening prior agreements, Iranians have no choice but to hope for the best from Donald Trump, Professor Seyed Mohammad Marandi from the University of Tehran told RT.
Iran has exceeded the sensitive heavy water limit set under the 2015 nuclear deal with major world powers. A senior Iranian diplomat close to the situation said the excess will be quickly transferred out of the country.