Tehran, Iran, July 15
By Mehdi Sepahvand -- Trend:
Speculation is the fad now in Iran over how domestic political equations will be affected following the great nuclear deal.
Trend has tried to find out about how Iranian political figures see the deal and what future they envision for the government and its rivals.
"The government has only acted according to its duty in reaching a nuclear deal," were the conservative remarks by Mehdi Rahmanian, editor of the leading reformist daily Shargh in interview with Trend July 15.
Any other government would have done the same, Rahmanian added.
However, the outcome of the talks will surely impact public favor toward the government, the top journalist confirmed.
"People trust and vote for the one who has kept his promise," he said, hinting that the nuclear deal may come in handy for President Hassan Rouhani during the next presidential campaign.
But, Rahmanian noted, it is unlikely that the government will misused the event, the Rouhani administration is not likely to squander the advantage.
On the reactions shown by nuclear deal critic parties, Rahmanian hoped that the nuclear deal would draw a more sophisticated approach from them.
"I hope the change happens especially to those currents which used to behave emotionally. I think it will happen," he stressed.
Iran and the group P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) struck a long-awaited nuclear agreement July 14.
The deal, promised by Rouhani during his presidential campaign, will have a great impact on various aspects of the lives of Iranians.
During the days of the presidential campaign in 2013, part of Rouhani's fight was against more conservative rivals who would at least tacitly dismiss political efforts aimed at making a deal with the world powers.
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