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Iran Update: Movement from the Regime

Tentative progress from the NYT:

The move came in the form of an invitation from the country’s powerful Guardian Council to the three losing candidates to meet to discuss their grievances.

The exact motives, timing and conditions of the proposed meeting, reported by state media, remained unclear. The offer, from a legal panel largely controlled by the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was widely seen as a government effort to buy time in the hopes of dampening the momentum of days of enormous protests taking place in open defiance of the government’s authority.

The government also seemed to be building a case that challenges to the election represented a threat to national security, with the Intelligence Ministry describing an election-day bomb plot linked to foreign enemies, Reuters reported.

The reformers are not going to buy any argument like that. It sounds like it’s directed at the military.


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