Category: Regime divisions

Ahmadinejad apparently bugged Khamenei’s compound

Now we see why President Ahmadinejad has seemed so confident in challenging Supreme Leader Khamenei. Apparently Ahmadinejad had succeeded in planting listening devices in Khamenei’s fortified compound. Our sources in Iran told us on April 24 that after the flap surrounding Ahmadinejad’s dismissal of Intelligence Minister Moslehi and Khamenei’s instruction that Moslehi remain in place, the security detail at Khamenei’s...

Details on the bitter conflict between Khamenei and Ahmadinejad

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is afraid of many things, but what concerns him most right now is that his main rival, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, seems to be spoiling for a nasty, public fight. Like mafia gang wars, this fight promises to be brutal. It’s the type of fight in which the civilized world should be rooting for both sides –...

Iranian Revolutionary Guard chief: ‘we do not have any constraints or limitations’

The commander of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) says that his organization is not simply a military force but one that encompasses all of Iranian society, and that in protecting the regime, “we do not have any constraints or limitations.” General Mohammad Ali Jafari tells the semi-official FARS propaganda agency that the IRGC’s role is not limited to military affairs. In...

Ahmadinejad threatens mutual destruction against the ayatollahs

This is IranChannel’s exclusive English translation of the April 17, 2011 article in Dolateyar.ir, a website controlled by the Ahmadinejad faction, in which the Iranian president threatens his opponents inside the Islamic Republic leadership, and references the resignation of Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi. The original article in Persian was taken down from the Web after Supreme Leader Khamenei reinstated Moslehi,...

Time is ripe to give the Iranian regime a push

In the life cycle of a regime, the leadership starts devouring itself when it believes its end is near. It becomes intolerant of dissent, especially within its own ranks. Factions point fingers of blame at one another. Each faction tries to portray itself as ideologically pure, and its rivals as dangerous deviants. Each faction airs the dirty laundry of the...