Iran’s supreme leader appoints Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejehi as new judiciary

Published: Updated:

Iran’s supreme leader has appointed a new judiciary chief to replace the man recently elected as the country’s new president who formerly held the post, state media reported Thursday.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters, appointed Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejehi to the job, urging him to promote justice and fight corruption.

For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app.

Former Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi won the presidential election earlier in June.

Ejehi, a 64-year-old hardline cleric, was the deputy judiciary chief previously, and had earlier worked as prosecutor general.

Prior to that he was intelligence minister.

Khamenei has the power under Iranian law to appoint judiciary chiefs as well as many other ranking officials, including military commanders.

Read more:

US urged to remove Iran sanctions by UN Secretary-General

Largest Iran energy workers strike in decades continues amid warnings of escalation

US tells UN that weekend airstrikes aimed to deter Iran

Top Content Trending