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Iran Selects New Head of Body in Charge of Supreme Leader’s Tenure

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A new leader has been selected for the body that governs the tenure of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Photo: via Wikimedia Commons.

Jerusalem Post – Iran has selected a new figure to head its national Assembly of Experts, a body that governs the tenure of the Supreme leader, state news agency FARS reported on Tuesday.

Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, a cleric who had served as the head of Iran’s Judiciary branch between 1989 and 1999, was among other candidates considered for the position, both of whom are senior clerics in the Islamic Republic’s regime and hold the title of Ayatollah.

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