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13 Tweets Showing How Iran's New President Is Different
Change is coming to Iran, 140 characters at a time.
President Rouhani is big into Twitter
This is especially interesting because social media is often blocked in Iran
Rouhani is using Twitter to hint at major changes. Here are 13 tweets showing why reformers are excited:
He's calling for a more cordial relationship with the United States
(Comparison: outgoing President Ahmadinejad claimed the U.S. orchestrated the 9/11 attacks)
On the economy, he's acknowledging things aren't good – especially for educated youth
He's acknowledging that women don't have equal rights, and says that needs to change
Rouhani is clear that he has no interest in developing nuclear weapons
(For comparison, here's what President Ahmadinejad said after kicking out IAEA inspectors)
He wants less censorship and more free speech in Iran
That's why reformers are reacting like this:
A blog post from Garrett Nada with the Iran Primer from the US Institute of Peace and Wilson Center.
An article by Robin Wright, joint scholar at USIP and the Wilson Center.
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