Iran: Will Ahmadinejad be impeached?

In the latest Middle Eastern Outlook, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Iran scholar Ali Alfoneh writes about Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's power struggle with Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. In particular, Alfoneh analyzes the role of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in the conflict.

Among the key points:

• President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad risks impeachment following his failed attempt to wrest control over the Intelligence Ministry from Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

• The IRGC has supported Khamenei in reinstating the intelligence minister and restricting Ahmadinejad's power.

• Whether Ahmadinejad is impeached or not, the latest conflict has made the IRGC the most important arbiter of power in the Islamic Republic.

Ali Alfoneh is available for interview and can be reached at [email protected] (202.862.5889) or through his assistant at [email protected] (202.862.5942). For all other media inquiries, please contact Hampton Foushee at [email protected] (202.862.5806).

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