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Khamenei Tightens His Grip on ‘Expediency Council’

Khamenei Tightens His Grip on ‘Expediency Council’

London- Iran’s Spiritual leader Ali Khamenei appointed on Monday Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi as the new chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council, a move that means the leader has once again tightened his grip on Iranian decision-making. Khamenei’s decision...
Rouhani meets reformist leaders

Rouhani meets reformist leaders

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iranian president-elect Hassan Rouhani met with leading moderates and reformists on Saturday, in an attempt to shore-up the political alliances that swept him into office. Rouhani met with former presidents Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammad...