Gates: Iran sanctions may be causing Iran leadership rifts

November 16, 2010 17:13

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Tuesday suggested that sanctions against Iran may be creating internal rifts in the country's top leadership, Reuters reported.

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal CEO Council, Gates revealed: "We even have some evidence that Khamenei, now, [is] beginning to wonder if Ahmadinejad is lying to him about the impact of the sanctions on the economy. And whether he's getting the straight scoop in terms of how much trouble the economy really is in," according to the report.

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