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By Robert N. Tracci
Congress must use its appropriations power to secure the border
Topic - Ali Vaez
Iran's June 14 elections are expected to produce a president loyal to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and not improve prospects for an end to the country's nuclear standoff with the West or its support for President Bashar Assad's embattled regime in Syria.
"The mistrust between Iran and the West — Tehran and Washington in particular — is not going to go away anytime soon," said Ali Vaez, an Iran specialist with the International Crisis Group, said during a panel discussion at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in the District on Thursday.
"The core of foreign policy and domestic policy will remain the same because the supreme leader is the decision maker, but the tone can definitely change," Ali Vaez, senior Iran analyst at the International Crisis Group, said at a panel discussion at the Wilson Center on Thursday.