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July 7, 2011 6:00 AM

Commentary: How Ahmadinejad lost power in Iran

The same Shiite clerics who so forcefully supported President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against mass opposition protesters two years ago have now turned decisively and very publicly against him. In the immediate aftermath of the political clash, Iran will emerge a less open, less conciliatory nation, one that will not yield to the democratic aspirations of its people, much less to Western demands to an end of uranium enrichment.

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