By-Jahangir Amuzegar*

Iran’s President Hassan Rohani began his third year in office in early August 2015, with no report or statement about the year passed. The official silence reflected the lack of notable achievements, and partly also a reluctance to boast about his record for fear of giving the hard line opposition opportunities for fresh criticisms. It perhaps also indicated his awareness of a private report showing that only 15% of his campaign promises had been achieved, while...