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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:23 PM
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Iran's supreme leader tells Ahmadinejad: accept minister or quit
Source: The Guardian

An unprecedented power struggle at the heart of the Iranian regime has intensified after it emerged that the supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, had given an ultimatum to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to accept his intervention in a cabinet appointment or resign.

A member of the Iranian parliament, Morteza Agha-Tehrani who is described as "Ahmadinejad's moral adviser" told a gathering of his supporters on Friday that a meeting between Ahmadinejad and Khamenei had recently taken place, in which the president was given a deadline to resign or to accept the decision of the ayatollah.

The extraordinary confrontation came to light after Ahmadinejad declined to officially support Khamenei's reinstatement of a minister whom the president had initially asked to resign.

The rift between the two men grew when the president staged an 11-day walkout in an apparent protest at Khamenei's decision. In the first cabinet meeting since ending his protest, the intelligence minister at the centre of the row, Heydar Moslehi, was absent and in the second one on Wednesday, he was reportedly asked by Ahmadinejad to leave.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/06/iran-supreme-leader-ahmadinejad-minister
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:30 PM
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1. The Iranian government is going to fall the same way as China's is going to one day fall
Internal government strife and the people will rise up and take advantage.
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northoftheborder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:33 PM
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2. Like we need another revolution right now?????
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ret5hd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:44 PM
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3. i think it's the best of times.
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 02:03 PM
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5. If your going to get something done might was well do it all at once
You don't replace a fence one panel at a time right :)
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Xolodno Donating Member (310 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 02:00 PM
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4. Thats what happens when....
...you silence all your opposition and critics...eventually you start fighting over petty things amongst people you agree with. And you can't compromise or come to agreements...because you don't know how as you are used to getting what you want all the time.
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