Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Billionaire George Soros says Iran’s ruling regime will topple within the year, although he warns the situation there could become “very ugly” before this happens.
In an interview with CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” program, Soros said: “Opposition leaders could easily be killed through a false judicial process because the regime is fighting for its survival, because they know that they have committed such crimes that it’s either them or the people,” he said. “But I don’t think that they will be able to succeed.”
Soros also discussed the Middle East and praised President Barack Obama’s handing of the revolt in Egypt that led to the ousting of Egyptian autocrat Hosni Mubarak, according to a transcript of the interview released by CNN. The episode will air on Sunday.
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