an American newspaper: one of the most prominent candidates to succeed the Iraqi born Khamenei[/size] Twilight News
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"There are differences that have surfaced in Iran over the next person who will succeed the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ali Khamenei, and possibly a much less powerful figure than his predecessors," the National Interest newspaper reported.
In an article by author Geneva Abdu, she said there were some potential candidates. First, Sadiq Larijani, head of the judiciary, was born in Iraq; another is Ibrahim Razi, a former presidential candidate responsible for guarding Iran's holiest shrine, Imam Reza.
The writer points out that Razi is a religious figure loyal to Khamenei and loyal to Khamenei, while Larijani, also hardliner, more independent.
Khamenei is likely to appoint a successor who will continue to defend Iran's anti-Western and anti-American revolutionary ideology, and of course he is also required to adhere to the concept of supreme clerical authority.
Both Larijani and my chief in their fifties, which is important for Khamenei, according to the newspaper; because the next Supreme Leader must be small enough to survive to stand against the current opposition to the rule of clerics prevailing among many of Iran's youth who constitute the highest percentage demographics.
According to Abdu, any successor to Iran's supreme leader must be vigilant about containing internal unrest while protecting the country from threats abroad. For many, including Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Iran is always at risk of infiltration by the "enemy" .
The writer pointed out that there are many media reports that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards may rule Iran after the death of Khamenei, but this scenario is unbelievable; because it will violate the Constitution in the country, and not in his interest to govern the state, but Tehran's interest is the existence of a higher leader supports The ideology of the Guard and its military initiatives and protects its huge and commercial investments, which account for 20% of the country's economy.
Khamenei's discussions open the door to other possible scenarios of how the Islamic Republic will be governed. Seventy-nine-year-old Khamenei is approaching the end of his life, having made sure that no other faction within the state, Led by hardliners or moderates, to get enough power to challenge it. "His long-standing strategy was to incite different political factions against each other to keep them weak," she said.