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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Rafsanjani At The Turning Point

Alexandra Zavis writes:

Iran scholar Mohsen Milani says the Islamic Republic is "at a turning point". . . .

Asked whether the opposition movement would persist without its current figureheads, he says, “I believe this is one of the reasons that Rafsanjani has not made up his mind. He knows on the one hand that Ahmadinejad is determined to undermine him. Ahmadinejad has made that very clear. On the other hand, the strategic decision that Rafsanjani has to make is if he does not join the Islamic regime that is in power today, then his fate is locked with the fate of the (opposition) movement . . . He is waiting I think to see where is the center of gravity in these unfolding events, and then he will decide where to go.”

link: Babylon & Beyond | Iran election | Los Angeles Times


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