Power struggle in Iran?


The BBC is publishing the story. I saw this one at Hot Air. According to my understanding of the story  it looks like the Grand Pooh-bah and Ahmahnutjob are involved in some form of power struggle. It also looks like Ahmahnutjob could end up facing impeachment.

The president has not been seen at his office for eight days, missing two cabinet meetings and cancelling a visit to the holy city of Qom.

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, recently re-instated a cabinet minister he had pushed out.

Analysts believe an internal power struggle may be under way.

Parliament has tacitly threatened the president with impeachment, the BBC’s Mohsen Asgari in Tehran reports.

Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi was forced to resign on 17 April but promptly re-instated by the supreme leader.

Nearly 300 MPs urged Mr Ahmadinejad, in a letter, to respect Ayatollah Khamenei’s decision.

While the president has not been seen at government meetings, Mr Moslehi attended a cabinet meeting last Sunday, the Associated Press news agency reports.

One unnamed reformist politician told the BBC that a “game of chicken” had begun.

Østupid’s failure in 2009 to take a tough stance over the repression of the people of Iran could come back to bite him in the butt.

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