A woman walks past a wall painting in a street in Tehran on Tuesday. US president Donald Trump has said  he would be willing to meet his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, without preconditions. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iran’s leaders cannot stand the thought of talking to the United States and say its president, Donald Trump, cannot be trusted. But Jamshid Moniri, a(...)

Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif  after speaking during a news conference on the nuclear talks with western powers in Lausanne, Switzerland, on April 2nd. Hardliners in Iran are going out of their way to laud  Mr Zarif and his team of negotiators, as well as the government of President Hassan Rouhani. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/New York Times

Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iranian hardliners have been free to take to the streets and object to any form of compromise with the West, and(...)