Infighting in Iran drives tensions with the West
The attack on the British embassy in Tehran may indicate a power struggle between President Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, writes Raymond Barrett in Washington.
The EU agreed to a fresh round of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme days after protesters stormed the British embassy in Tehran, bringing the relationship between the two countries to a historic low.
The British government retaliated by expelling all Iranian diplomats from London. The British foreign secretary, William Hague, laid the blame for the attack - which evoked comparisons to the Carter-Reagan era hostage crisis - clearly at the feet of the...
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