Former Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani at the China-brokered Iran-Saudi Arabia in March: Twitter @shen_shiwei
NEW DELHI: It's been a little over one week since the resignation of Iran’s security chief Ali Shamkhani. He now sits in the Expediency Council and is Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s political adviser but it's not clear why he was fired. Was it because his former deputy Alireza Akbari was tried, convicted of treason, and executed? Or was it because the government finally paid heed to accusations that his sons and son-in-law were corrupt? Or was he seen as soft on the hijab protestors?
The timing was also odd as Shamkhani had just been credited with playing an active role in the China-brokered Iran-Saudi deal this March....Read More
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