Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

The tumult in Iran since the June 12 presidential election is, without a doubt, the most significant sequence of events in the Islamic Republic since the 1979 revolution itself. No other occurrence -- not the Iran-Iraq war, not the 1989 turmoil that sidelined Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, until then the designated successor to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, and led to revamping the constitution, not the rise of reformist politics in the late 1990s -- has shaken the system so deeply.

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How to cite this article:

Farideh Farhi "Ahmadinejad’s Nuclear Folly," Middle East Report Online, November 12, 2009.