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Iranian power struggle?

BBC News has an article up discussing an apparent power struggle between President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei over the Ahmadinejad’s firing of intelligence minister Heidar Moslehi.

Mr Ahmadinejad accepted Mr Moslehi’s resignation on Sunday, but Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei quickly ordered that he stay on in the job.

Over two-thirds of Iran’s 290 lawmakers signed a statement on Wednesday warning Mr Ahmadinejad to obey the order.

The current tensions show a potentially widening gap between Mr Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Khamenei, who has shown displeasure with the president’s overreaching ambitions in the past.

But the Iranian president still has highly influential backers, including the Revolutionary Guard, which has sway over crucial areas such as Iran’s nuclear programme and oil industry.

Hard to say what this means.  Given Iran’s obsession with American interference, the best thing for the US is probably to monitor the situation but do nothing.

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