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June 16, 2015 9:43 am

Report: Iranian Power Struggle Over Supreme Leader Succession Could Derail Nuclear Deal

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The increasingly frail health of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has prompted a fierce power struggle in Iran. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The increasingly frail health of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has prompted a fierce power struggle in Iran. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

There are mounting fears that a deepening power struggle in Tehran over the succession for the powerful position of supreme leader could derail attempts to negotiate a deal over Iran’s nuclear program.

Western diplomats involved in the negotiations believe the increasingly frail health of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the regime’s current supreme leader, has prompted a fierce power struggle between rival contenders as they jostle for the succession.

Read full story at The Telegraph.

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