On June 14, 2013, a majority of Iranians voted to Hassan Rouhani to express their inclination to the path of moderation and their resentment of extremism. They voted to the candidate who promised to lift the security atmosphere from the academic scenes and stand up for the corporate laws and the rights of NGOs; one who aimed at bringing moralities back to politics, staying away from extremism and reviving the civil rights.
Iranians clearly remember the final days of Ahmadinejad’s stint when the inflation rate rocketed, the value of the country’s currency horribly descended and was ensued by the imposition of sanctions and economic instability all caused by his blatant policies toward the international community. Back then, the nuclear activities became a leverage to oppose the U.S. instead of serving the national interests.
Since Rouhani took the office, he only managed to bring a proportional balance back to the country, and, surely, he cannot remove all the hindrances left from Ahmadinejad’s time, for no sane mind would deny that can be highly time-consuming. However, that would not be out of any line should we expect developments in the country’s domestic policy, as the foreign policy and economy have both witnessed enhancements.
To see further freedom enter realization phases, none of the government’s commissioners are supposed to capitulate to what fairly few hardliners desire. Instead, there should be clever strategies devised to recreate social freedoms and renew peace while trying to prevent any instigation in the society.
In other words, true that treading on a path of moderation and avoiding rumor mongering appear to be virtuous features, but it all can lead to success on the condition that it does not equal losing resistance against illegitimate pressures denying national interests and confirming those of few. On June 14, 2013, people voted for Rouhani to rid of the previous extremism and the improper measures of the former government, and now await noticeable modifications. Under such circumstances, Rouhani has classified the reformations in the domestic policies under the realization of the nuclear agreement, which means should he be incapable of achieving a success in that case, the extremists will inflict chaos in the country that can even leave a severe impact on other aspects of Rouhani’s work. It will leave the country amid a whirlpool to lose its moderation style momentarily with no strategy to access within reach. Now, all are hoping for a success in the nuclear talks.
Reformists, pro-Rouhani Moderators, and also Conservative critics do know that should the nuclear negotiations not pan out with the west and the U.S., they shall see drastic changes in their social positions inside the country.