Iran’s seat of power, the Ayatollah, gives his first official speech since last week’s historical post election protests. Before you listen to the speech, get caught up on who the key players are and check out BBC’s guide on “Who’s who in Iran”. A response to Ayatollah Khamenei’s speech will follow shortly.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Khomeini vs Khamenei
Iran’s political chessboard can be a little confusing. Note that before Khamenei, there was his predecessor Khomeini. Iran’s Second Revolution This is arguably Iran’s second revolution. The first took place in 1979, and continues to be the source of much controversy.