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International relations

Iran adopts harder line with election of new president

Raisi seeks to preserve Islamic regime in face of popular grumbles

Iran's hard-line president-elect, Ebrahim Raisi, has said Tehran will not reenter the 2015 nuclear agreement unless the U.S. lifts all sanctions against the country. (Source photos by Getty Images) 

DUBAI/CAIRO/ISTANBUL -- Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi appears determined to focus on preserving the country's Islamic regime, in a marked departure from incumbent President Hassan Rouhani's emphasis on reform and a more conciliatory stance toward the outside world.

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