The Washington Post reports on Iran’s Supreme Leader’s latest, and the talk-talk caucus is going to have a tough time turning this into a sign of thawing. But reporters for the Christian Science Monitor are trying.
And MEMRI has a troubling backgrounder on the fall elections in Iran for the Assembly of Experts, which “is a supreme governing body responsible for electing the Supreme Leader and overseeing his performance.” The Ayatollah Mesbah-e Yazdi, President Ahmadinejad’s mentor and among the most radical of the imams, is said by this piece to be using the upcoming vote to drive competitors from the stage and leave Iran increasingly under his control even as the nuclear program accelerates.
The Washington Times is blasting the see-no-evil-in-Tehran types, but the space would be better spent on explaining the complexity of Iranian politics and power struggles to the public. The fog being generated in an attempt to cover the race for nukes is getting thicker every day.