On the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, there is hope that new leadership will appease global concerns about its nuclear ambitions.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for a "year of unity" as Iran marks the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. The celebrations come just weeks after protests calling for changes in government policy.
President Rouhani released a study showing how drastically public attitude towards mandatory Islamic dress has changed in the past decade. Nearly half of Iranians believe that wearing a hijab should be a private choice.
Israelis have been following the protests in Iran avidly. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed as "laughable" claims by Iran's President Hassan Rouhani that Israel was behind the unrest, reports Tania Kraemer.
Demonstrations in a number of Iranian cities have taken an unexpected turn. Initially instigated by the clerics, they've been taken over by secular forces predominantly opposed to the mullahs’ regime.
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