The Deepening Rift

Hard-liners in Iran threaten to deposeĀ  Ahmadi if he continues to defy Khamenei:

The Islamic Society of Engineers, a political group close to parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani, warned in an open letter to Ahmadinejad that he could suffer the same fate as Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh, who was deposed in 1953 in a CIA-backed coup with the acquiescence of the clergy.

The newest reason for their ire:

Conservatives are also bothered by Ahmadinejad's push to broadcast the confessions of detainees, local media reported. His supporters see airing the confessions as a way to discredit and silence reformists and protesters, a tactic used extensively by hard-liners in the early 1980s. But conservatives say televised confessions could prove politically explosive and appear dangerously out of step with the national mood.