The Guardian- Fears Tehran will suffer under Trump are countered by view that Iran copes better with a Republican in the White House
A cartoon in the Iranian satirical magazine Khat-khati depicts former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a student at the lectern of his teacher, Donald Trump. “Excuse me,” the hardliner says, “do you have a course handout?”
Iranians often make jokes to digest political upheaval, and Trump’s rise to power has drawn comparisons with that of a leader closer to home – one whose eight years in office marked a deterioration in Iran-US relations
Trump’s transition so far has not been encouraging to Tehran: Michael Flynn, named as his national security adviser, and Mike Pompeo, his choice for the head of the CIA, have been vociferous in their opposition to Iran.
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