Iran’s new elite are a major challenge to the West - analysis

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Iran’s new elite are a major challenge to the West - analysis
New research from the Tony Blair Institute exposes a new class of highly indoctrinated technocrats in Iran.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Published: DECEMBER 1, 2021

As Iran deal negotiations continue in Europe and Tehran tries to squeeze the West to get sanctions relief while it races toward becoming a nuclear threshold state, it is worth focusing on who Iran’s leaders are today. This isn’t the Iranian leadership of several years ago, a new report warns. Research from the Tony Blair Institute exposes a new class of highly indoctrinated technocrats, a report says. The new report – “Raisi’s Rising Elites: The Imam Sadeghis, Iran’s Indoctrinated Technocrats” – was released this week.

“The administration of Iran’s new president, hardline Islamist cleric Ebrahim Raisi, is now crystallizing,” the report says. “A student and loyal follower of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Raisi was groomed to become president to ‘purify’ the Islamic Republic. “For Khamenei and his hardline followers, purification is necessary to advance the next stage of the Islamic Revolution – the creation of an idealist Islamic state – which, they believe, has not yet been achieved.”

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