International affairs expert and Professor of International Law and International Relations at the University of Tehran Davoud Hermidas Bavand said in an interview with a local news agency "I hope that the President would be able to use his public support in objectifying his mottos in domestic and foreign policy to prevent another bitter experience like that of Khatami who could not use this support.”
"Accordingly,” he added "Rouhani must in the first step use as ministers those with Reformist values so that they will be able to act freely. He must avoid choosing imposed ministers who lack freedom.”
Hermidas Bavand believed "What will lead in gradual decrease and final elimination of sanctions is a tendency to understanding. Mr. Rouhani must unlike the past use a policy of alleviation and détente to build affinity based on mutual interests. He must conduct productive negotiations.”
He further said "A healthy relation between domestic and foreign management can be effective, that is, the foreign policy must be adjusted to some relative internal changes.”
He stated that the international view of Rouhani is more or less based on Reformist values and added "Some domestic actions in political freedom can stimulate an especially powerful impact, offering a new countenance in respect for international values and rights.”
Bavand said that adopting such aspect will open a new way in Rouhani’s negotiations with foreign countries and build a favorable atmosphere for further developments.
He pointed to the country’s economic problems as being greatly influenced by sanctions and believed that an approach based on détente will help remove sanctions from the country.