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When Trump Gives You Lemons: Iran Reformists Try To Pivot After U.S. Spurns Nuclear Deal

Iran -- Iranian President Hassan Rohani delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark the 38th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, on Azadi Square in Tehran, February 10, 2017

Some Iranian advocates of domestic reform are responding to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to renounce the 2015 nuclear deal and reinstate tough sanctions by urging the government in Tehran to improve the human rights situation and give the public freer rein.

They suggest that greater freedom for more Iranians would help avoid widespread anger that could deepen divisions within the country, particularly during tough economic times.

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