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Party turns on Ahmadinejad over attitude to inflation

Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has suffered an embarrassing blow to his prestige after his own party attacked him for adopting a jocular tone towards inflation at a time of rampant price rises. The Islamic Revolution Devotees Society – a fundamentalist grouping of revolutionary veterans co-founded by Mr Ahmadinejad – has added its voice to a rising chorus of economic discontent by warning the president that spiralling living costs are hurting the poor and undermining his stated goal of social justice. Full Story

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