Keeping Rouhani Honest: Has Iran’s President Fulfilled His Promises?

Today marks the fifth anniversary of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration on August 3, 2013. Many campaign promises were made during Rouhani’s 2013 and 2017 presidential runs. ASL19, a technology and research group working on freedom of expression and access to information in Iran, has been tracking Rouhani’s full-fledged promises over the years. Similar to PolitiFact’s Trump-O-Meter, Rouhani Meter monitors all one hundred promises, which includes: ending the house arrest of the Green Movement leaders, banking reform, providing security for women in public places, supporting start-up initiatives, attracting $8 billion in foreign direct investment, lifting of non-nuclear sanctions, and lowering the inflation rate.

So how did Rouhani do this year?

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Holly Dagres is editor of the Atlantic Council’s IranSource blog, and a nonresident fellow with the Middle East Security Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. She also curates The Iranist newsletter. Follow her on Twitter: @hdagres.

Image: Rouhani Meter's annual report. (ASL19)