Published June 27, 2013
Iran’s new president-elect, Hassan Rowhani, is promising to follow a path of moderation, saying his victory
signals a new era for the Iranian people. Rowhani has vowed to improve relations with the international
community and to help fix Iran’s faltering economy. But Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has
the final say in all strategic matters, including nuclear policy. What does a new president mean for Iran, the
region and the world? “On The Line” examines the road ahead for Iran.
Trita Parsi: President, National Iranian-American Council [NIAC]; Author, "A Single Role of the Dice:
Obama's Diplomacy with Iran"
Sohrab Ahmari (in New York): Assistant Books Editor, The Wall Street Journal.
Setareh Derakhshesh: Deputy Director, Persian News Network, Voice of America.