In a meeting with a group of students, the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ali
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— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) September 26, 2019
The other reality is the regime’s collapsing hegemony in the region, especially in Iraq and Lebanon, countries that Iranian officials have described as the “strategic depth” of the regime. As the avalanche of protests continue to bear down, Khamenei and his regime find themselves increasingly cornered and without a way out.
What Khamenei said—and didn’t say—tell much about the strategic deadlock that is closing in on his regime and the deadly crises he and his regime are faced with.