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Iran's president backs down in challenge to leader

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad signaled Sunday that he had backed down in a power struggle with Iran's supreme leader by ending his apparent boycott of Cabinet meetings and accusing the U.S. and Israel of exaggerating internal rifts.Full story

Iran government frozen by simmering feuds at top

Iran's spy chief took his seat at a planned Cabinet meeting in Tehran and waited with the other ministers for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The embittered president never showed up. Full story

Iran's president asked to show obedience to leader

A hard-line cleric warned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Friday to end an escalating power struggle with Iran's supreme leader, calling it a religious obligation to do so and accusing the country's enemies of trying to sow rifts among its leadership. Full story

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