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Iran's President Draws Long-Simmering Feud Out Into The Open

NPR | Feb. 8, 2013 4:09 p.m.

With Iranian presidential voting just over four months away, it’s clear that top politicians are not heeding the supreme leader’s call to maintain decorum. Recent days have seen a long-simmering feud between the Parliament speaker and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad erupt into the open with secret videos alleging corruption by the speaker’s powerful family and the brief arrest of a key Ahmadinajad ally. Analysts wonder, if the gloves are coming off this early in the campaign, what the coming weeks will bring.

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