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Recent developments show that Iran is succumbing to international pressure — just not the kind the Trump administration has been exerting in the form of economic sanctions.
Last week, in surprise reversals of two long-standing policies, Iranian women were — for the first time — granted the right to pass their citizenship to children fathered by non-Iranian men. Then authorities quietly lifted the ban on women entering soccer stadiums when they began selling tickets to the Oct. 10 match between Iran and Cambodia’s national teams. The game will be held in Tehran’s Azadi or “Freedom” Stadium.