DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2016
The second round of Iran’s parliamentary elections will better reflect the balance of power between conservatives and moderates – after the regimes makes certain “adjustments.” The moderates have claimed the top slot in the Assembly of Exerts which chooses the supreme leader.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 26, 2016
US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Kerry fondly hoped that the nuclear agreement signed with Iran would bring to the surface a new type of leader - more liberal and less liable to restart the nuclear arms program - in the twin elections taking place in the Islamic Republic Friday, Feb. 26. They are in for a disappointment, say debkafile’s Iran analysts. The hardliners and fundamentalists purged moderates from the lists of candidates for the Majlis and the Assembly of Experts, which is responsible for choosing the supreme leader.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 14, 2016
With Khamenei in failing health, the capture of 10 US sailors and its worldwide coverage was intended by Iran’s Guards as a stunt to boost the radical’s election prospects for parliament and the high-powered Assembly of Experts.
DEBKAfile Special Report June 15, 2013
Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei views Hassan Rouhani’s election as president as the opening for a more flexible approach on Iran’s nuclear controversy with the West. debkafile: Rouhani’s first task will be to draft a detailed plan setting boundaries for Iranian concessions to obtain the partial lifting of sanctions and restore the flow of oil revenues to the country’s empty coffers. This will bring the president-elect head on head with the Revolutionary Guards, who are already rumored in Tehran to be plotting his removal by a military putsch.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 3, 2013
Twelve days before Iran’s presidential election, stubborn rumors were making the rounds that two “accidents” which took place Sunday, June 2, were in fact attempts on the lives of outgoing Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and a leading presidential hopeful, Iran’s senior nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili. Both escaped unhurt. The rumors pointed the finger of suspicion at supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei or his underlings in the wake of a reported secret Ahmadinejad-Jalili deal for the former to be awarded the vice presidency if the latter won the election.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2013
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reaches for the whole pot in the June 14 presidential election. He is running a dark horse who is both tame – unlike outgoing president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - and also family. former Majlis Speaker Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel.
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