November 2, 2012

Fractures at the Top in Tehran Put Talks in Jeopardy

The National, The National

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Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's control of Iran is hardly as supreme as his title might suggest. The Islamic Republic's internal decision-making process is often hidden from view, but stern words from Ayatollah Khamenei this week were a graphic reminder that domestic politics as much as foreign-policy intransigence has led Tehran to it present impasse.

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