Happy Together (For Now)

Following Vladimir Putin’s election victory returning him to the presidency of Russia after a stint as prime minister, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad offered the Russian politician a public congratulations. Ahmadinejad’s own fate is unknown however as recent parliamentary elections in Iran have transferred power to Iran’s Supreme Leader the Ayatollah Ali Khomeini and away from the position of the presidency. In fact, some believe the Ayatollah will eliminate the position of the presidency altogether, and instead have parliament appoint a prime minister, and have his supporters in parliament push through what he desires.