Iran’s nuclear strategy comes under questioning by President Rouhani’s critics

By Jason Rezaian, May 12, 2014

TEHRAN — As nuclear talks between Iran and world powers enter a crucial phase, critics of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani are voicing concerns about his administration’s handling of the negotiations.

Rouhani campaigned last year on the promise that he would improve Iran’s ailing economy by mending its international relations. But nine months into his presidency, the economy continues to sag, and his political opponents say Rouhani and his team may be eager to make nuclear concessions that go against the nation’s long-term interests.

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