July 28, 2011
Khamenei's Assault on Iran
Abbas Milani, The National Interest
The Russian effort has so far come to naught. Tehran has once again reiterated its position that it will not heed UN resolutions demanding that Iran temporarily stop its enrichment activities. But with the economic situation worsening inside the country, with new sanctions in the works in Washington and possibly even in the UN, and with the Syria despot - the regime’s sole ally in the region - on the ropes, it looks like it is going to be a long, hot summer in Tehran.
TAGGED: Ali Khamenei, Iran