Tag Archives | Assembly of Experts

Who will be Next Chair of Iran’s Assembly of Experts?

By Rohollah Faghihi, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iranian voters shocked Principlists on Feb. 26 in elections for the Assembly of Experts, the clerical body tasked with choosing the supreme leader and supervising him. The list of the moderate Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi […]

Why is Iran Arresting More Dual Nationals?

By Bijan Khajehpour, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The arrest Feb. 22 of former senior UN official Baquer Namazi, 80, who holds dual Iranian-American citizenship, defies any sort of logic. Baquer is the father of Siamak Namazi, who was unfortunately arrested in […]

Elections: Reformists make Gains

Moderates and reformists have reportedly won all but one of the seats for Tehran in the Assembly of Experts. According to a report from BBC News, President Hassan Rouhani and his allies won 15 out of the capital’s 16 seats on the clerical body, which may choose the country’s next supreme leader, to succeed Ayatollah Ali […]

Grandson of Ayatollah Khomeini Loses Election Appeal

By John Lee. The grandson of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of Iran’s Islamic Republic, has lost an appeal to be allowed to stand in this month’s election in Iran. Hassan Khomeini (43), a reformist and an ally of President Hassan Rouhani, had hoped to stand as a candidate for the Assembly of Experts, but was banned […]