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Iran Leader Delays Ruling on Exclusion of Reformists

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme religious leader, said Monday that he would not intervene for the moment in the gathering confrontation between the two main political camps in Iran — the hard-liners and the reformists — after a review panel that he controls barred hundreds of reformist candidates from running in parliamentary elections next month. Ayatollah Khamenei, meeting with governors from around the country who threatened to resign en masse if the exclusions stood, urged them to avoid tension. “Once all legal steps have been exhausted, if we arrive at a sensitive situation which demands a decision, there can be no doubt that I will intervene and give my opinion,” he was quoted as saying on state-run television. Full Story

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