Campaigning Begins Ahead of Iran Election March 2

Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

Elahe Mohtasham, senior research associate at Foreign Policy Centre, told CNBC, "In terms of impact on foreign policy I really don't see much happening there as progressively the Iranian government has been successful to isolate its rivals. So it is really a fight between themselves the people who are the general supporters of Ayatollah Khamenei within the regime and they are unlikely to shift Iran's policy towards what the Western countries want."