Iran

"Death to America" Chants Not Helping Rouhani's Efforts To Make Iran Seem More Moderate

Nuclear program still causing diplomatic tensions

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(Reuters)—While Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tries to ease friction with the United States, chants of "death to America" on Friday may deepen doubts in the West that Tehran is ready for a deal as talks on its nuclear program resume next week.

Rouhani's resounding June election victory gave him a popular mandate to reverse Iran's confrontational foreign policy and attempt to win relief from international sanctions imposed over concerns Iran may be seeking a nuclear weapons capability.