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May 24, 2016 10:58 am

Hardline Ayatollah Elected to Head Iran’s Assembly of Experts

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Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, pictured, has been elected chairman of Iran's Assembly of Experts. Photo: Screenshot.

Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, pictured, has been elected chairman of Iran’s Assembly of Experts. Photo: Screenshot.

A hardline conservative has been elected chairman of Iran’s Assembly of Experts, a powerful clerical body which selects the country’s supreme leader.

Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, 90, was one of the few hardliners to secure re-election to the assembly in February.

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