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Rouhani honeymoon over as Iran's economy bites

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani was elected on hopes that he could revive the country's sanctions-neutered economy, but the public's goodwill towards him is showing the first signs of fading. 

An Iranian man waits for clients at his small fruit shop in a market in southern Tehran on April 22, 2014

Having raised expectations of more moderate rule and wider engagement after eight years under the acerbic leadership of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Rouhani has established a cautious detente with the West since taking power last August.

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