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Leaked Iranian intelligence report reveals fratricide & corruption within regime

A leaked classified report by Iranian Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi reveals intense fratricide at the highest levels of the Islamic Republic, as well as staggering levels of official corruption. The report, made public by a reformist dissident news organization inside […]

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Details on the bitter conflict between Khamenei and Ahmadinejad

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is afraid of many things, but what concerns him most right now is that his main rival, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, seems to be spoiling

Khamenei at home

Threat: Guards changed at Khamenei’s compound

Now we see why President Ahmadinejad has seemed so confident in challenging Supreme Leader Khamenei. Apparently Ahmadinejad had succeeded in planting listening devices in Khamenei's fortified

The Ahmadinejads

It’s Passover, and Ahmadinejad has disappeared

Have the mullahs given President Ahmadinejad a little pushback? The Safir news agency is reporting that Ahmadinejad has not shown up at his office for the fourth consecutive

Mohammad Reza Naghdi Basij Commander

With Green leaders isolated, Basij chief threatens ‘deviant’ Islamists

Now that the Green Movement leaders are isolated and stripped of most of their influence, the instruments of repression are hunting for enemies in their own camp. Iran's leadership


The regime starts to devour itself

In the life cycle of a regime, the leadership starts devouring itself when it believes its end is near. It becomes intolerant of dissent, especially within its own ranks.


Ahmadinejad threatens mutual destruction against the ayatollahs

This is IranChannel's exclusive English translation of the April 17, 2011 article in, a website controlled by the Ahmadinejad faction, in which the Iranian president

Mullahs dont like us

The dog that didn’t bark: Mullahs cover hearing on VOA, but don’t comment on regime bias

The mullahs' reporting of the April 7 US congressional hearing about pro-regime bias at the Voice of America reads like Sherlock Holmes' case of the dog that didn't

Three stooges

Beyond Ahmadinejad: Regime leaders prepare to cannibalize one another

They're no longer all smiles as seen in the photo. As the Islamic Republic teeters amid the growing movements for democracy in the region, bitter rivalries over the


Regime voices fear of internal criticism, revealing fragility of leadership

As an $11 billion oil theft scandal unfolds at the seniormost levels of the Islamic Republic, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has said that any official criticism