New generation pushing out Iran's clerical old guard

Story here. Which sounds good as stated, but whether this portends a move toward democracy or dictatorship is debatable:

What’s in Iran’s political future?

It’s tough to say. I doubt personally that the average Iranian wants to get rid of Islamic rule - but I don’t think either that they see that as necessitating permanent alienation from the West and the United States.

Plus, economic and demographic pressures (the fact that the population is very young and only 50% ethnically Persian) make this a real pressure cooker - and don’t think the imams don’t know this.

But what are they supposed to do about it?

Dig in. They’ll take ultra-conservative positions for as long as they can.