RFE-RL reports the latest on the declining fortunes of Iran's President Mahmud Ahmadinejad
. The hardline leader is now under attack on almost every front. Most significantly, a conservative newspaper close to Ayatollah Ali Khamene'i has called for him to stop speaking about Iran's nuclear program and leave it to what RFE-RL calls "those who are in charge." The petition to summon him before Parliament for questioning and possible impeachment is now up to 50 of the 75 necessary signatures. Ahmadinejad will appear in Parliament to present his budget January 21; the reception he gets could prove interesting.
(Crossposted to American Footprints