A man in Tehran watches a television broadcast of Trump’s speech.
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Iranians quickly closed ranks against a hawkish new U.S. approach to Tehran, but Iran's powerful hard-liners are set to exploit the latest dispute with Washington to weaken domestic rivals who are open to the West, analysts and insiders say. President Donald Trump's warning Friday that he might ultimately terminate a landmark 2015 nuclear deal sets the stage for an eventual resurgence of political infighting within Iran's complex power structures, officials said.If the accord signed by Iran and six major powers does start to fall apart, anyone who strongly promoted it, such as pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani, could face a career-damaging backlash.Trump's policy will play into the hands of hard-liners eventually, an ally of Khamenei said.In reaction to Trump, Rouhani signaled Iran would withdraw from the agreement if it failed to preserve Tehran's interests.Trump enraged Tehran by saying that the Revolutionary Guard, which have fought Iran's regional proxy wars for decades, was Khamenei's "corrupt personal terror force and militia".Several officials agreed that Trump's hostility would not change Iran's regional behavior, determined by Khamenei.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE