Ahmadinejad's imminent fall? Don’t hold your breath

What are the forces really at play behind the Iranian currency collapse?

UN Photo: Jennifer S Altman
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the United Nations General Assembly in September.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Friday, 10/12/2012 12:54 am EDT
Last Updated: Monday, 10/15/2012 3:32 pm EDT

Iran’s currency virtually collapsed last week, and the public protests that followed in Tehran stirred memories of the massive anti-regime protests of 2009. This has caused excited speculation in the United States and its allies about the imminent fall of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the abandonment of Iran’s uranium enrichment program, or even the end of the whole Islamic regime. Don’t hold your breath.

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