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.
Iran has been in economic turmoil since US President Donald Trump announced he would withdraw from an international deal that lifted sanctions against Iran's economy. The measures were reintroduced Tuesday.
The Iranian president has been summoned before parliament for the first time since he assumed office in 2013. Under pressure from allies and rivals alike, Hassan Rouhani has pledged to defeat reimposed US sanctions.
Mourners gathered in the southwestern city of Ahvaz on Monday for the funerals of the victims of Saturday's terrorist attack. Meanwhile, the United States has rejected Iran's accusations of US involvement.
US President Trump has warned countries and companies against doing business with Iran. Although international support for the nuclear deal remains, Iran faces stark consequences after new US sanctions kick in.
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