Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei leads Friday prayers in Tehran. leader.ir/Reuters
Asharq Al Awsat: Rafsanjani Uncovers Secret Details for Choosing Khamenei’s Successor
London-Chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani revealed that secret negotiations are undergoing with hundreds of people to choose a successor of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
Hashemi told Qanoun newspaper that a special committee at the Assembly of Experts had secret negotiations with hundreds of people on the matter of choosing a successor for Khamenei.
Chairman Rafsanjani went on to explain that at least two or three persons are following the cases of possible candidates and reporting back to the Assembly of Experts.
Rafsanjani explained that the special committee, that follows Article 107 of the Iranian Constitution, is assessing the candidates. He added that according to the law, the committee is required to study and evaluate every candidate, whereas the Assembly will choose Khamenei’s successor after his death.
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Update: Why Khamenei wants the next Supreme Leader to be ‘revolutionary’ (Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, Al Arabiya)
WNU Editor: Here is an easy prediction .... whoever they choose will not change the role that the mullahs play in running and ruling Iran. Where it may change is in foreign relations .... in particular on the wars that are now waging throughout the Middle East. The generals who run the Iranian Revolutionary Guard want more support in these conflicts, and I will not be surprised if they will have a say in choosing the next Supreme Leader.