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Iran’s June 18 presidential elections are expected to consolidate power among regime loyalists historically most hostile toward the West. But surprises are always possible in Iran – especially as it recovers from an economy depressed by COVID-19 and unprecedented sanctions. The Atlantic Council’s Future of Iran Initiative invites you to a discussion of the implications of the election results for US-Iran relations, the 2015 nuclear deal, and Iran’s regional and domestic politics, including the succession to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The discussion will be held via Zoom on Monday, June 21, 2021, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET. A Zoom link will be sent to those who register. The event is open to the press and on the record.


Borzou Daragahi
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council

Fatemeh Haghighatjoo
Nonviolent Initiative for Democracy

Azadeh Zamirirad
Iran Researcher and Deputy Head of the Africa and Middle East Division
German Institute for International and Security Affairs

Sadegh Zibakalam
Author and Professor
University of Tehran

Moderated by

Barbara Slavin
Director, Future of Iran Initiative
Atlantic Council