The president was re-elected largely as a reward for negotiating a deal that lifted sanctions against Iran in exchange for controls on its nuclear program. Now he has to get the economy going and rebuild international relationships.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has arrived in Iran to lobby for the release of Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Critics say a gaffe by the diplomat has harmed her case.
President Hassan Rouhani is determined to strengthen Iran's missile capabilities, brushing aside criticism from the US. Friday's speech to soldiers marked the anniversary of the outbreak of the Iran-Iraq war in 1980.
A new India-sponsored port in southeastern Iran has the potential to flood Central Asia and Afghanistan with Indian goods. Pakistan is watching with concern and China may have a new economic rival in the region.
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif has indicated that the nuclear agreement Iran signed with world powers may still have a future. European countries' continued support for the accord may determine if it lasts, he said.
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