May 21, 2017
For the second time in a row, the Iranians decided to elect, well in this case, to re-elect a moderate candidate as their President. Although the president in Iran has only limited role and power, but the mere fact that a moderate was re-elected attest to this fact that Iranians wish to have a moderate in charge than a hardliner which the opposition candidate was.
It must be noted that it is important to realize the re-election of President Rohani has another major impact which is having President Donald Trump as President of United States who has been talking negative about Iran during the campaign as well as taking the office of the presidency, has deflected some the concerns.
Should Iranians elected the hardliner that would have given President Trump an excuse to create some kind of turmoil in the Persian Gulf or start a war with Iran. Also it would ease off the sour relationship that Iran and Saudi Arabia are experiencing now.
President Rohani with his moderate views has been able to settle the Iran Nuclear issue with the USA, Russia and the Western European countries and have the sanctions removed and eased off as relate to the USA.
Further, under the president Rohani’s leadership the hardline rhetoric has died down and Iran has been living through a moderately peaceful and quiet time without having the rest of the world watching and trying to sanction Iran both politically and economically.
Some of the concerns were that under President Rohani’s leadership Iran’s economy has not improved. That is not correct, as the very fact that the sanctions that have been removed has improved the economic activities and trade with the rest of the world which has and will have major economic impact. The very fact that trade with Western Europeans have been improved and foreign investments are pouring in Iran is sign of economic improvements.
What Iran needs to concentrate is improve the human rights and democracy so the masses which are mostly young people to be able to express themselves and increase economic activities. That will also cause the Western countries to increase their business activities with Iran even more.