MESOP UPDATE IRAN TODAY : Rouhani Critic Elected Head of Iranian Oversight Body

Council on Foreign Relations Newsletter

Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati was elected to head Iran’s Assembly of Experts (Iran Daily), a body that is expected to choose a successor to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Jannati is a critic of President Hassan Rouhani and his efforts to normalize relations with the West (Reuters).

CFR’s Ray Takeyh and Reuel Marc Gerecht discuss Iran’s theocratically managed democracy in this Foreign Affairs article.