Framework for Iran nuclear deal may sideline hard-liners, boost Islamic Republic's moderates

April 6, 2015 11:04 AM

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Framework for Iran nuclear deal may sideline hard-liners, boost Islamic Republic's moderates

FILE - In this Friday April 3, 2015 file photo, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a news briefing at the Saadabad palace in Tehran. As Iran’s nuclear negotiators returned home with the framework of a deal with world powers, joyous revelers joked that “still, there is no whiskey” in the Islamic Republic, a jab at its theocratic government. But hard-liners here aren’t laughing. Hard-liners face a crisis as Iran looks to reach a permanent deal with world powers over its contested nuclear program, long a point of nationalistic pride. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this file photo taken Thursday, May 27, 2004, Iranian hard-line lawmaker Mahdi Kouchakzadeh, center, chants anti-U.S slogans (Death to the U.S) in protest against the U.S-led coalition in Iraq, during an opening ceremony of parliament dominated by the conservatives who won a majority of se...

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