The blame game. Iran’s leaders seem to be on the same page when it comes to who is responsible for Iran’s current economic and strategic challenges: the United States and its allies. Going into the weekend, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged his followers not to fight or criticize one another but instead to “shout all your screams at the United States.” Earlier today, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made televised remarks acknowledging many of Iran’s challenges and encouraging watchers to “put all your curses on those who created the situation” – the U.S., Zionists and Saudi Arabia. Their acknowledgment of Iran’s problems is notable in its own right, but that the supreme leader and president are in lockstep is no less notable, especially as an indication of the current level of internal political competition in Iran itself. Meanwhile, Iran’s top military commander met with his Iraqi and Syrian counterparts in Damascus yesterday to coordinate operations. W
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