Top Diplomat's Ouster Hints At Political Battle In Iran
NPR / Peter Kenyon
17-Dec-2010 (one comment)

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's decision this week to abruptly sack his foreign minister shocked some Iranian commentators. The two politicians have had their differences, but Ahmadinejad's move to replace a career diplomat with a nuclear scientist sparked a new debate about Iran's nuclear intentions.

It also shed some light on the infighting among Iran's conservative factions.

On Tuesday, a day after Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki was fired while still on state business in the West African nation of Senegal, newspaper editorials in Tehran reflected anxiety and some alarm.

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by yolanda on

So AN will copy Putin......... and become a VP.......Mottaki will help run Larijani's campaign.....interesting!