Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The power struggle in Tehran between moderates and hard-liners is heading toward a showdown in next month's elections, which could shape the political balance in Iran for years to come.The Feb. 26 elections will select 285 members of the Iranian parliament, or Majlis, and 88 members of the so-called Assembly of Experts, which will choose the eventual successor to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.A political barometer closely watched by U.S. officials is the candidacy of Hassan Khomeini, the popular grandson of the ayatollah who embodied Iran's revolution.More than 200 other religious candidates for the Assembly of Experts had also skipped the exam, this Iranian source said.The deepening political divide in Iran contrasts with what U.S. officials say has been a recent consolidation of power within the royal family in Saudi Arabia, Iran's bitter rival across the Gulf.The confrontation this past week between Iran and Saudi Arabia was a reminder that 37 years after the Iranian revolution, the aftershocks are still rocking the Middle East.
For the Trump administration, an operatic start
Mattis and Tillerson,
secretaries of stabilization
The upcoming big threat:
War in space
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE