Iranian leadership moves to head off 'velvet revolution' fears

Issue 838 - 11 Oct 2008 | 1 minute read

The greatest danger to the current Islamic Republican state comes not from foreign military action but from the possibility of a 'velvet revolution' internal wave of protest, believes Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Pasdaran) commander Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Jafari. That is why Jafari has overhauled security structures, to complete the absorbtion of the Basij militias

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