| AEI Press
The Iranian regime, traditionally ruled by the Shia clergy, is transforming into a military dictatorship dominated by the officers of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). The rise of the IRGC is bound to challenge the interests of the United States in the Middle East and beyond.
An angry cleric addressing the assembly of prayers at the Tehran University compound slams the United States backed ousting of Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh’s government in 1953.
Khamenei’s stance may be defiant in the face of international sanctions, but he’s having difficulties persuading his fellow clerics of it.