Iran: Power struggle pits president vs. supreme leader

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August 21, 2011
The Nation
by Afrooz Mahdavi  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"The fierce battle of wills between Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his onetime loyalist, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, that has had Tehran on edge for months appears finally to be coming to a head. The conflict dates back at least to June 19, 2009, when Khamenei delivered a sermon that aroused the ire of his protege, Ahmadinejad, who had just been re-elected amid accusations of massive vote fraud." (08/19/11)  

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