Saeid Jafari


Supporters of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani celebrate his victory in the presidential election in Tehran, May 20, 2017.  (photo by TIMA via REUTERS)

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Activists push Rouhani to appoint women ministers

Tuesday, Jul. 18, 2017 | Saeid Jafari, Contributor

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is under pressure to appoint women ministers after having focused on addressing the demands of female voters during his campaign for re-election.

Iranian Principlists maneuver to contain hard-liners

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017 | Saeid Jafari, Contributor

Most Principlists are actively working to contain radicals within their camp, but their endeavor isn’t being helped by pride among Reformists riding on the back of consecutive electoral successes.

Iranian 'shadow government' likely to remain pipe dream

Wednesday, Jul. 5, 2017 | Saeid Jafari, Contributor

Despite the fanfare in some quarters of the Principlist camp, the idea of a “shadow government” being set up in Iran appears unlikely to materialize.

Saudi-led Qatar blockade brings Iran, Turkey together

Monday, Jul. 3, 2017 | Saeid Jafari, Contributor

Rather than forcing Doha to bow to its demands, the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar has split the region in two, bringing together the kingdom’s rivals.

Rafsanjani's son favorite in battle for Tehran mayorship

Thursday, Jun. 15, 2017 | Saeid Jafari, Contributor

Debate about who will succeed outgoing conservative Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf has reached a fever pitch as the son of a former president emerges as the most likely candidate.

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Saeid Jafari

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Saeid Jafari is an Iranian journalist and Middle East analyst. He has worked for such Iranian publications as Aseman, Khordad, Mosalas and Mehrnameh. He is the editor of the international and diplomatic section of the weekly Seda in addition to working for Khabar Online. Jafari has also published English-language articles in Iran Review. On Twitter: @jafariysaeid

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