Split Deepens in Iran as Rafsanjani Family Targeted

For Rafsanjani, Mousavi and their allies, the democratic legitimacy of the Islamic republic is at stake, said Hooman Majd, the author of “The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran.”

“If they have the chance to seize power and oust the supreme leader, they’ll do it,” said Sanandaji.

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