Magazine July 6, 2009, Issue

Green Flag and Brown

(Roman Genn)
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s ‘reelection’ reveals a deep and restive Iranian opposition

The rigging of an election requires a subtle mix of expertise and effrontery, and Iran has just shown what it can do in that respect. The regime is truly a master of deception, and way ahead of everyone else when it comes to adopting the air of injured innocence in response to reproach. Reelected, like every previous president of the Islamic Republic since 1981, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is due to be in office for another four years. At press conferences characteristic of the man, he has been taking the line that all this talk about rigging is a conspiracy on the …

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