Iran's Supreme Politics: The Battle To Succeed Khamenei Heats Up

Iran's Supreme Politics: The Battle To Succeed Khamenei Heats Up

May 8, 2016

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span style="">On March 10,&nbsp;Iran’s Supreme Leader&nbsp;Ayatollah Ali Khamenei&nbsp;met with a group of elderly clerics from the Assembly of Experts—Iran’s equivalent to the Vatican’s College of Cardinals. A few days earlier, on February 26, elections for the body had seen household-name hardline candidates routed and the number of&nbsp;moderates in the assembly&nbsp;nearly triple. That morning, sitting in a small hall with whitewashed walls, an animated Khamenei had something particular in mind: he wanted to speak about his successor.</span></span></p>

Iran's Supreme Politics: The Battle To Succeed Khamenei Heats Up

Iran's Supreme Politics: The Battle To Succeed Khamenei Heats Up

May 8, 2016

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span style="">On March 10,&nbsp;Iran’s Supreme Leader&nbsp;Ayatollah Ali Khamenei&nbsp;met with a group of elderly clerics from the Assembly of Experts—Iran’s equivalent to the Vatican’s College of Cardinals. A few days earlier, on February 26, elections for the body had seen household-name hardline candidates routed and the number of&nbsp;moderates in the assembly&nbsp;nearly triple. That morning, sitting in a small hall with whitewashed walls, an animated Khamenei had something particular in mind: he wanted to speak about his successor.</span></span></p>

Iran's Supreme Politics: The Battle To Succeed Khamenei Heats Up

Iran's Supreme Politics: The Battle To Succeed Khamenei Heats Up

May 8, 2016

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span style="">On March 10,&nbsp;Iran’s Supreme Leader&nbsp;Ayatollah Ali Khamenei&nbsp;met with a group of elderly clerics from the Assembly of Experts—Iran’s equivalent to the Vatican’s College of Cardinals. A few days earlier, on February 26, elections for the body had seen household-name hardline candidates routed and the number of&nbsp;moderates in the assembly&nbsp;nearly triple. That morning, sitting in a small hall with whitewashed walls, an animated Khamenei had something particular in mind: he wanted to speak about his successor.</span></span></p>

Iran's Supreme Politics: The Battle To Succeed Khamenei Heats Up

Iran's Supreme Politics: The Battle To Succeed Khamenei Heats Up

May 8, 2016

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span style="">On March 10,&nbsp;Iran’s Supreme Leader&nbsp;Ayatollah Ali Khamenei&nbsp;met with a group of elderly clerics from the Assembly of Experts—Iran’s equivalent to the Vatican’s College of Cardinals. A few days earlier, on February 26, elections for the body had seen household-name hardline candidates routed and the number of&nbsp;moderates in the assembly&nbsp;nearly triple. That morning, sitting in a small hall with whitewashed walls, an animated Khamenei had something particular in mind: he wanted to speak about his successor.</span></span></p>