The cracks in the Iranian regime
Guardian / Massoumeh Torfeh

...the infighting among the ruling clique has been persistent and serious. The official conservative media has given it coverage since the powerbrokers have their own mafia-like groups inside the media.

Insecurity about the punitive sanctions has clearly aggravated the tension at the top. "Under the threat of sanctions," Iran's supreme leader warned, "no one must speak in a way that implies tension between the parliament, the judiciary and the government."

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