Discussion: Iran’s 2017 presidential election

Discussion: Iran’s 2017 presidential election

What's at stake for the nuclear deal and Tehran’s relations with the West?

It’s safe to say that the outcome of Iran’s presidential election on May 19th will have significant implications on the country’s relations with the West. Observers wonder if President Hassan Rouhani will be able to win the majority of the votes a second time, and thus continue his efforts to reduce Iran’s international isolation. Rouhani’s re-election would increase the probability that Iran will fulfill its obligations under the Nuclear Deal. A victory for Rouhani’s opponents, on the other hand, would likely lead to confrontations with countries that agreed to the deal in 2015, specifically the US. To discuss the outcome of the presidential election, its implications for the relations with the US administration and European governments, and the future of the nuclear deal, Heinrich Böll Foundation North America will host a discussion with

Dr. Cornelius Adebahr (Fellow at Carnegie Europe)

and

Mr. Alex Vatanka (Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute)

Dr. Dominik Tolksdorf will moderate the discussion.

To RSVP, please contact sophia.oster@us.boell.org.