New government in Iran is pragmatic, but will not make unilateral concessions, experts say

New government in Iran is pragmatic, but will not make unilateral concessions, experts say

The General Director of the Center for Modern Iran Rajab Safarov, chairman of the Islamic Committee of Russia Heydar Jemal and Director of the Center for Public Policy Research Vladimir Yevseyev discussed today the possible move of Iranian policy toward moderation in view of the new government, the majority of members of which are known for their pragmatic views.

Rajab Safarov said that, first of all, no matter how moderate the views of the new Iran, the dialogue can only be based on an equitable basis, which means that the West needs to accept that Iran has the right to develop nuclear energy. "Now, there is a steep change in the West's attitude towards Iran. Over the next 5 years we will see a major change in the Middle East and the Muslim world, and in relations between Iran and Russia," Safarov said.

Heydar Jemal drew the attention to the other limit of the moderation of the new government: a return to the ideas of Khatami on the dialogue of civilizations will not happen. "I think that there are very tough people in the key positions in the Iranian leadership." 

According to the expert, Rouhani coming to power is the supreme manifestation of the political will, a product of the highest echelons of power both in Iran and in the West. Jamal said that once Iran becomes a recognized regional superpower, the entire Sunni world will challenge it. Then the greater Middle East will cease to be a headache of the West, as it will close down on its own problems.

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