Iran regime

Tensions rise as Iran's elite try to counter criticism from regime insiders and the public

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Issue 1168 - 04 May 2023 | 11 minute read

The Islamic Republic has largely suppressed the wave of protests that emerged in September after the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, but the opaque political system remains under pressure, both from the Iranian public and from signs of internal division. The tensions point to a period of uncertainty ahead of the eventual succession to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamene.

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