File - In this June 1, 2014 photo, Kuwait's emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, right, shakes hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a reception ceremony at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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Back in 2013, when Iran's nuclear negotiating team reached an interim deal that paved the way for this week's agreement, hard-line elements within Iran denounced them as traitors.The deal, reached Tuesday in Vienna, has the potential to alter Iran's political landscape for years to come. At the same time, Khamenei has left the door half-open for hard-liners to engage in "constructive criticism". Powerful elite Revolutionary Guard commanders, who previously spoke out against concessions on Iran's nuclear ambitions, are yet to publicly react to the deal. Leilaz said hard-liners find it extremely difficult to come out against public mood.The hard-line daily newspaper Kayhan also offered a muted response to the agreement, choosing to focus instead on what it saw as a sharp difference between what U.S. President Barack Obama and Rouhani said of the deal.Mahdi Mohammadi, a critic of Rouhani, did not criticize the deal itself but gave all credit to Khamenei.Rouhani could also become a victim of the deal's success.
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