Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has yet to acknowledge the extent of Iran’s economic troubles, which could undermine the stability of the country and its theocratic regime, Shahir Shahidsaless reports.
As Iranian President Ahmadinejad loses influence and the support of the ruling elite, his arch-enemy, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, may be due for a political comeback. Shahir Shahidsaless writes that the "comfortable and confident" former president offers solutions to Iran's crisis, and may well have won the support of the Supreme Leader.
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