Editorial, The Washington Post | August 28, 2009
Although "the protesters have been routed from the streets of Tehran, the political turmoil in Iran continues unabated behind the scenes." ++ The leaders authorities are challenged by a group of religious and secular elites. ++ It is doubtful that the regime will respond meaningfully to the Obama administration's deadline to discuss the nuclear issue. ++ The biggest challenge for Washington is of how to deal with a regime that lacks legitimacy, has dubious lines of authority and an uncertain grip on power.