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Iran President Claims Victory In Nuke Deal 11/28/13

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    "Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's deal with world powers may strengthen his hand against hardliners opposed to hi

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    "Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's deal with world powers may strengthen his hand against hardliners opposed to his policy of detente, and bolster his popularity at home where sanctions have drained the economy.



    "Rouhani has won a major domestic victory," Ghanem Nuseibeh, the London-based founder of Cornerstone Global Associates, which advises clients on risk in the Middle East, said by telephone.

    "He said he would help the economy and work on easing the sanctions, and less than six months later, he has a deal."



    Early on the fifth day of talks in Geneva with negotiators for a group of world powers, Iran agreed to curtail its nuclear activities in return for an easing of some of the economic restrictions imposed on his nation, and the two sides aim to conclude a comprehensive accord within six months.

    Western countries have accused Iran of harboring nuclear-weapons ambitions, a charge it denies.



    The interim agreement is likely to vindicate Rouhani's policy of engagement with the world and pacify some of his political rivals at home, who had challenged the overhaul of ties with the U.S.

    in particular as going too far."* The Young Turks host John Iadarola breaks it down.

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