An Interview with Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei
The New Yorker / Laura Secor
Mashaei is a controversial figure among the Iranian hardliners, a lightning rod for the few known tensions between Ahmadinejad’s circle and the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Curiously, this is because Mashaei has a reputation for being comparatively moderate and unpredictable.

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