Change in Iran: Is it Real or Wishful Thinking?

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Hassan Rouhani will succeed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as President of Iran -- an election outcome considered a slap in the face of the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who handpicked several candidates for the race to succeed the abrasive Ahmadinejad. But Khamenei is still the Supreme Leader, and he could prevent Rouhani from keeping the promises that led to his surprising victory. Will Iranians see an improved economy?  Will the US and Israel see proof that Iran's nuclear program is designed for energy rather than weapons? We hear from optimists and skeptics about whether the power brokers will accept political change.

Credits

Guests:
Borzou Daragahi - BuzzFeed News - @borzou, Juan Cole - University of Michigan - @jricole, Michael Rubin - American Enterprise Institute - @mrubin1971, Nazila Fathi - journalist and author - @nazilafathi

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Evan George, Anna Scott