President Hassan Rouhani is very open to the idea of Islamic democracy and sees moderation as the path to solve conflicts, according to Iranian Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar, an influential political figure.
Ebtekar, who is also the head of Iran’s Environmental Protection Organization, sat down with daily Hürriyet in Tehran over a number of issues including Iran’s nuclear deal with the West, the changes in Iran during Rouhani’s term and the Syrian crisis.
Ebtekar, an immunologist and former journalist who lived and studied in the U.S. in the past, was the spokeswoman for the group of Iranian students that seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran at the beginning of the Islamic revolution 35 years ago.
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Sounds like a real liberal! Just what we need, a leader in the U.S. hostage crisis working for “Islamic democracy,” whatever that is. Read the interview–it gives no explanation.