|arya||Date: Tuesday, 24-May-2016, 4:02 PM | Message # 1|
|Iran appoints hardliner Ahmad Jannati to lead powerful assembly |
Ahmad Jannati has been chosen to lead Iran's new assembly of experts, the body which oversees the work of the country's supreme leader and will elect his successor.
Jannati was voted chairman of the 88-member Assembly with 51 votes.
The 90-year-old is said to be dismissive of President Hassan Rouhani and his attempts to end Iran's global isolation by normalising ties with the West.