As Iranian officials hail a "new relationship" with France, how does the easing of tensions with the west translate into real change for the people of Iran? DW’s Theresa Tropper gauges the mood in the Tehran neighborhood of Darband.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is under pressure from Washington and conservative forces in Tehran. Threats of revitalizing the nuclear problem actually diverge from his interests, says DW's Matthias von Hein.
Iran's parliament has voted to boost spending on ballistic missiles and the armed forces in response to recent US sanctions. The Trump administration, while sticking to Iran nuclear deal, is piling up pressure on Tehran.
Iran has complained that new US sanctions against it are an effort to sabotage its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Tehran said it would not be drawn into a trap, but warned it would respond in a "smart" way.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been sworn in at a high-profile ceremony attended by EU officials. He now faces the tough task of rescuing the 2015 nuclear deal and implementing reforms amid hard-liner pushback.
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