IRAN: The Majlis Chooses a Modest Man

And the "brazenfaced mullahs" consolidate their power

I am Imam Khomeini's follower, the parliament's child and Banisadr's brother." With that modest assessment of his qualifications, Mohammed Ali Raja'i last week accepted his election as Iran's Prime Minister. Raja'i, as Winston Churchill said about another man, has every reason to be modest. His meager government experience was limited to a ten-month stint as Minister of Education, a post in which he mainly presided over the closing of schools and universities in the name of "Islamization." President Abolhassan Banisadr, who is constitutionally responsible...

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