Iran president selects hardline cabinet to drive hard bargain with U.S.

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Politics PMN News Author of the article: Reuters Michael Georgy Article content DUBAI — Iran, emboldened by the messy U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, is betting that its new hardline cabinet — including Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani — can force concessions in talks on Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Bagheri, a hardline senior diplomat, was named on Tuesday to replace Abbas Araqchi, a seasoned pragmatist diplomat and chief negotiator in the negotiations that Tehran hopes will lead to a lifting of U.S. sanctions. “Kani is an extension of the hardline deep state that is now in charge across all institutions in Iran and can more readily negotiate with the West as he is not just representing the government but …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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