Could There be a Possible Compromise in the Works?
The Daily Beast / Reza Aslan
25-Jun-2009 (one comment)

The Daily Beast’s Reza Aslan reports that Iran’s clerics may be close to forcing a compromise from the Supreme Leader—one that would entail a run-off election between Mousavi and Ahmadinejad. Reliable sources in Iran are suggesting that a possible compromise to put an end to the violent uprising that has rocked Iran for the past two weeks may be in the works. I have previously reported that the second most powerful man in Iran, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, the head of the Assembly of Experts (the body with the power to choose and dismiss the Supreme Leader) is in the city of Qom—the country’s religious center—trying to rally enough votes from his fellow Assembly members to remove the current Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei from power. News out of Iran suggests that he may be succeeding. At the very least, it seems he may have gained enough support from the clerical establishment to force a compromise from Khamenei, one that would entail a run-off election between Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his main reformist rival Mir Hossein Mousavi.

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Who is this guy?

by ghalam-doon on

How come he's the only person in this world who knows about this "compromise"? I have not read about it anywhere else. Who are these "reliable sources" that he talks about? The regime is getting more and more brutal every day - in deeds and in words. You just have to listen to todays Friday sermon. I don't think for a moment there is a compromise in the works, at least not the way he talks about. I even read somewhere that Hashemi will support the supreme leader after everything would quiet down.