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Opposition figures, moderate politicians and even hard-liners openly criticize the divisive Iranian president.
Reporting from Beirut and Tehran —
In New York, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can boast that he's the talk of the town, appearing on television shows with the likes of Christiane Amanpour and Larry King, hobnobbing with fellow heads of state and addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday.
In Tehran these days, the outspoken hard-line politician is under withering attack from all political directions. His detractors in recent weeks have included
Strife among reformists, conservatives, hard-liners and extreme hard-liners has long shaped Iran's political system. But in recent months, the arguments and infighting have taken on a far sharper tone, with attacks growing more virulent and vocal. At the heart of the matter, analysts say, is Ahmadinejad, a divisive figure whose heavily disputed reelection last year triggered Iran's worst political crisis in decades.
Originally posted by oozyism
reply to post by SLAYER69
And Ahmadinejad's argument is, that they have the right to express themselves. They can say what ever they want.
Originally posted by tooo many pills
How many countries ARE united behind their leaders?
We definitely aren't.
I wonder if Iran would let Obama run around to their non state ran media as freely as he is able to do so here in the States.
Oh wait, are there any non state ran media in Iran?
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by LadySkadi
That's a very interesting point.
I wonder how the world would perceive the US if it showed Obama in a similar position with a Priest, Preacher or Rabbi?
edit on 22-9-2010 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)