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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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"It is very clear that this move reveals how much support Zarif has and how little support the hardliners have in attacking him [Zarif] for such a long time," Parsi said.
Reformists are suggesting that the lack of female presence is an indication that the President has bowed down to political pressures from hardliners.
"Hardliner mentality being created in Madrasas against Hindu and Shia community and is the cause of the recent incidents of communal violence.
The alarming part of the speech, as viewed by the hardliners, was where he said, "The path is now opened ...
Meanwhile, the latest clashes and the protest call given by the hardliners have left the security agencies worried ahead of the programme.
on Wednesday shared a fellow lawmaker's stand about hardliners on the controversial Reproductive Health Bill not participating in the informal technical working group (TWG) being formed to resolve contentious issues on the proposed measure.
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.
Yes, a hardliner threw a shoe at the Iranian President .
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.
Hiro's optimistic assessment at the end of his book about the inevitability of social and cultural reform in the country sadly seems naive in light of the election of hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the presidency.
House Speaker Mr Mehdi Karrubi, a former hardliner who now backs reform- minded President Mohammad Khatami, said Ayatollah Khamenei was acting within the constitution.
The 26-year-old had called off her Indonesian concert in Jakarta, citing security concerns after protests by hardliner religious groups, who called her a 'devil worshipper'.
Mr Ali Zaddsar, an outspoken hardliner who was involved in the failed impeachment bid against Culture Minister Mr Ataollah Mohajerani, lost his seat in Jiroft in southern Iran.
Rangoon, May 7 ( ANI ): Burma's vice-president, a military hardliner who also served under the country's former dictator Than Shwe, has reportedly stepped down from his post.