Behind the veil

There have been false dawns before in the Islamic Republic. For many of its people the 1997 election Mohammed Khatami as president was a sign that Ira(...)

Iranian president-elect Hassan Rohani speaks to the media following a visit to the Khomeini mausoleum in Tehran yesterday. Reuters/Fars News/Seyed Hassan Mousavi

The surprise victory of a mild-mannered cleric in Iran’s presidential elections has raised hopes of more pragmatic policies at home and abroad after e(...)