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International relations

Iran nuclear deal reboot in peril as hard-liner rises to power

Raisi launches presidency pledging to end US sanctions and 'protect the people'

New Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi delivers a speech during his inauguration in Tehran.   © AP

TEHRAN/WASHINGTON -- Thursday's inauguration of conservative hard-liner Ebrahim Raisi as Iran's new president has clouded prospects for restoring a nuclear deal between the Mideast nation and the U.S.

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