The assassination of Qassem Soleimani was one of several major setbacks for Iran in 2020. Can it recover?
Fatima Ahmad Alsmadi
Fatima Ahmad Alsmadi is a specialist in Iranian affairs and author of several books. She is a researcher at the Al Jazeera Center for Studies.
The assassination of Soleimani will have a significant impact on Iran’s tumultuous internal politics.
Moderates face intense pressure from sceptics of the deal, who reject stringent terms on Iran’s nuclear programme.
Iran presents itself as an alternative power to fill the vacuum in a region rocked by instability and chaos.
The thawing of relations between Hamas and Iran is of mutual interest.
The Arab region is experiencing grave developments but the ‘Iranian model’ will not solve Arab problems.