This situation, if not resolved, could lead to a conflagration of unimaginable proportions, with consequences that will reverberate throughout the Middle East and the world.
With less than two years to go before the next presidential election in Iran a power struggle to determine its outcome is in full swing.
The Committee for the Defense of the Iranian People's Rights is asking for solidarity with prominent political prisoners on hunger strike in Iran.
There is a struggle between Ahmadinejad and the clerics around Khamenei, but, while it may play out in arguments over obscure religious issues, the fight is over political and economic power.
Another victim of the Iranian regime's brutal repression, hunger striking political prisoner Hoda Saber, has died in jail.
The leader of the independent bus drivers union in Tehran, Iran, was released on bond from Iranian prisons.
The struggle to influence the outcome of the presidential vote in 2013 is already under way.
The Ahmadenijed regime appears increasingly detached from the real world, and opposition continues on the streets.
The outcome of events in Egypt and Iran has the potential to reshape the region for the coming century.
As winds of change blow across the Middle East from Tunisia to Egypt to Yemen it will be interesting to see if the flame of resistance is reignited on the streets of Iran.