Could Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad be facing the ultimate pink slip? Could his job as president be threatened by a severe rift within the Iranian leadership?
The possibility is not as far-fetched as it might sound.
A major rift between Ahmadinejad and Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei surfaced after the president’s dismissal of the minister of intelligence in April and his subsequent reinstatement by Khamenei.
Ahmadinejad has often said hat he will not remain quiet in light of the arrests of his close associates and the daily attacks against him and his inner circle.
These days in Iran, the supreme leader’s supporters refer to the president as the “deviant current,” and talk openly of those who abuse power and wealth and seek to deviate from the path of the Islamic Revolution.
In the past, similar condemnations have led to the death penalty or even elimination.