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Iran’s power structure

Leadership Challenges 2020: Iran’s decision makers

With the recent focus on Iran-West tensions, it is worth considering who exactly the decision makers are in Iran’s highly complex structure of power and whom the current system benefits. While Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei holds tremendous sway, he is not all-powerful. Understanding the roles of the various players can offer a clearer picture of where the regime stands and how strong its hold on the country really is.

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