Ibrahim Raisi's tough stance on Western issues after winning the election: What does reality say?
Iran's newly elected hardline president, Ibrahim Raisi has said he will not hold direct talks with US President Joe Biden even if sanctions get lifted
Iran's newly elected hardline president, Ibrahim Raisi, has said he will not hold direct talks with US President Joe Biden, even if Washington lifts all sanctions on Tehran.
Experts have questioned the direction in which the country's relations with the West will turn in the recent transition of power to Iran.
Newly elected radical President Ibrahim Raisi is set to assume presidency power in August this year as a successor to moderate Hassan Rouhani.
The radical leader is about to come to power at a time when Western nuclear talks with Iran are underway in Vienna, Austria.
The nuclear deal will depend a lot on the foreign policy of Iran's next government and the country's economic future.
When the Rouhani administration was able to reach a six-nation nuclear deal with the West in 2015, it was seen by the Iranian people as a victory for themselves.
Cause they got rid of long economic sanctions through this agreement. As a result, Hasan Rouhani won by a huge margin in 2017 in that streak of his reputation.
But Iran was once again in trouble when the Trump administration unilaterally pulled out of the deal in 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Iran.