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Khomeini’s grandson barred from running for Iranian clerical body

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The grandson of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran has been barred from running for a top clerical body, his family has said, as the country prepares for crucial elections next month.

The decision to bar Hassan Khomeini, who has close ties to reformists, is likely to serve as pushback against anyone proposing changes to the clerical government following the nuclear deal with world powers negotiated by the administration of Iran’s moderate president, Hassan Rouhani.