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INU- The Iranian regime's electoral candidates were the subject of wide ridicule by Iranians as they appeared on a staged TV debate facing 'child-like' multiple choice questions.

INU - The Iranian regime's Supreme Leader tried to force Akbar  Hashemi Rafsanjani not to stand in the presidential election before his candidacy was rejected by the Guardian Council, according to reports from inside the regime.

INU - The elimination of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani as a candidate in the clerical regime’s election masquerade upon the personal directive of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei was evidence of the huge rupture and extreme internal purge at the pinnacle of the mullahs’ regime. This was compounded by the fact that Khamenei resorted to another major purge by eliminating Mashaei.

INU - While the elimination of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani from presidential candidacy on the order of Ali Khamenei has caused a deep rift within the regime, and even within the Guardian Council, Khamenei has ordered his cronies to support the decision of the Guardian Council and to neutralize pressures from inside the regime for a State Order to re-instate Rafsanjani.

INU– Iranian regime’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants a close ally and relative elected in his place in June - and is threatening to cancel the election if he fails, a senior Iranian regime cleric has claimed.

The revelations by Mehdi Taeb to the Nasim online news agency are more evidence of bitter infighting between rival factions in the regime.

Taeb - head of Ammar Garrison - also claimed that Ahmadinejad was trying to sow discord in society and believed that holding the election in three months time was 'useless'.

He told the state-run Nasim news agency on March 26 that Ahmadinejad was pushing for his chief-of-staff and family


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