In a stunning turnabout with broad potential implications for Iran's religious-based government, former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched an unprecedented drumbeat of thinly veiled criticisms targeting the nation's "supreme leader," the cleric Ayatollah Khamenei – a figure previously considered all but invulnerable to political criticism.
Amidst the backdrop of simmering tension on the streets of Iran, former President Ahmadinejad, who held Iran's presidency from 2005 to 2013, has been lashing out in recent weeks at the regime's handling of the protests.
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