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Could Iran really be ready for an uprising by the people?

and if so, how will that affect relations with the US?
CAIRO — The most important group of religious leaders in Iran called the disputed presidential election and the new government illegitimate on Saturday, an act of defiance against the country’s supreme leader and the most public sign of a major split in the country’s clerical establishment.

A statement by the group, the Association of Researchers and Teachers of Qum, represents a significant, if so far symbolic, setback for the government and especially the authority of the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, whose word is supposed to be final. The government has tried to paint the opposition and its top presidential candidate, Mir Hussein Moussavi, as criminals and traitors, a strategy that now becomes more difficult — if not impossible.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/world/middleeast/05iran.html?_r=1

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 11:23 PM on Jul. 4, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The option that the US has is either to actively support Mousavi’s coup today or risk a military confrontation with Ahmadinejad tomorrow, because he is not going to give up on gaininng nukes. Looks like Obama has chosen military confrontation, but maybe its just inevitable.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 12:26 AM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • Iran will do whatever it takes to prevent an uprising and Iran already hates the US and blames us and Britian for the protests.
    sammiesmom2000

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 2:03 AM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • The option that the US has is either to actively support Mousavi’s coup today or risk a military confrontation with Ahmadinejad tomorrow, because he is not going to give up on gaininng nukes. Looks like Obama has chosen military confrontation, but maybe its just inevitable.

    If the people protesting are successful, how do you think THAT would affect our relations with them? Is it possible it will turn out better? or will they be just as bad in a different way?
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:47 PM on Jul. 5, 2009

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