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hardliner

n. a person who takes a strict position (on something). Tom is sort of a hardliner when it comes to spending public money.
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In the US Congress, hardliners had also planned to propose disabling amendments, such as a requirement that Iran first recognize Israel and release all the Americans held prisoner in Iran before the agreement would take effect.
Meanwhile, the latest clashes and the protest call given by the hardliners have left the security agencies worried ahead of the programme.
There is no denying that Iranian hardliners pose obstacles to a peace deal signed between Tehran and Washington -- like any political leader, Rouhani must walk a sensitive tightrope to appease the staunchly conservative factions in Iran.
Myint Oo, a former four-star general, was considered a leader among hardliners in the year-old military-backed government that replaced the various juntas which ruled the country since 1962.
Some hardliners are even bolting the party altogether.
Theological hardliners have been placed in central positions of authority to ensure that the policies of John Paul II are fully implemented in the Catholic church.
But hardliners, many of whom supported Ahmadinejad in last month's disputed election that returned him to power, said the president should have sacked his friend as soon as he received the order from Khamenei.
association with the dissident movement ends up strengthening the hand of the hardliners since they can then vilify the reformers by association.
Iranian hardliners and reformists scuffled in parliament yesterday after the country's supreme leader cancelled debate over amending a restrictive press law.
A former spy chief whose agents were accused of killing political enemies was among leading hardliners defeated in Iran's election as it became increasingly clear yesterday that Iranians want reform.
Opportunists and revisionists were always afraid of hardliners," he said in what is considered to be a reply to those in the party who were trying to paint him as a hardliner obstructing economic growth.
The former president retains the chairmanship of the more important Expediency Council, a policy-making body, but the ouster from the speakership is a major political blow That signals not only the strength of the hardliners since suppressing the post-election protest movement, but also their willingness to use that power against an icon of the revolution who has never been a hardliner.
True, Ahmadi-nejad is a hardliner who won the election with the backing of all the hardline elements within the country's political centers.
Perhaps the best course of action for Obama regarding Iran would be to assume that he will have to deal with Ahmadi-nejad or another similar hardliner during the next four years.
Civil servants, the urban middle class and the politically powerful bazaar merchants have increasingly turned against the hardliner government of Ahmadi-nejad.