Mohammad Mojber, Khamenei's ally who will assume the Presidency of Iran after the dying of Ebrahim Raisi | EUROtoday

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The sudden dying of the Iranian president, Ebrahim Raisi, in a helicopter accident, – together with the Foreign Minister, Amir Abdullahian-, has pressured the authorities to nominate interim figures to imagine energy earlier than calling presidential elections. The nation's supreme chief, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, appointed the present vp Mohammed Mojber, new interim president. “According to article 131 of the Constitution, Mr. Mojber is in the position of directing the executive branch and is obliged to agree with the heads of the legislative and judicial branches, the election of a new president within a maximum period of fifty days” Khamenei introduced in a press release collected by the state company IRNA.

Born in 1955 within the southwestern province of Khuzestan, Mojber is thought-about a line politician He is near Ayatollah Khamenei. He entered the federal government with Raisi's victory within the 2021 presidential elections and held, till as we speak, the highest-ranking place among the many nation's twelve vice presidents, with very shut contact with the deceased president. Khamenei's help for the brand new interim president was evident in Mojber's journeys to Moscow to agree on the provision of surface-to-surface missiles and drones to the Russian military within the Ukrainian battle. The visits happened in October of final 12 months and included a delegation of senior officers from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and the Supreme National Security Council. Local media speculate that Mojber may run for president within the subsequent elections – which should be referred to as inside a most interval of fifty days – though in the intervening time no official announcement has been made. Raisi was perceived as the primary candidate to succeed Ayatollah Khamenei – a life place – and now analysts level out that within the absence of a vacuum, the supreme chief's son may take over sooner or later.

The present interim president, Mohammed Mojber, started his profession within the monetary sector, working for Sina Bank, a non-public entity centered on investments. He assumed numerous positions within the sector till he managed Setad, an necessary funding fund linked to the supreme chief. This entity was based by the chief of the Islamic Revolution himself, Ruhollah Khomeini, to handle properties, make investments and generate pursuits in numerous sectors. Under him, Mojber developed Barkat, a coronavirus vaccine that was not profitable sufficient to be applied within the inhabitants or marketed with international nations.

In 2010, The European Union included Mojber on a listing of sanctioned individuals and entities for participating in “nuclear or ballistic missile activities,” though they withdrew the imposition two years later. After his predecessor Raisi, Mojber is the second president of the nation to be hit by US sanctions. The US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on him shortly earlier than assuming his place as vp in 2021, for “corruption and systemic mismanagement” of Iran.

Following the dying of Ebrahim Raisi, the supreme chief has declared 5 days of mourning within the nation. Ayatollah Khamenei additionally appointed an interim international minister this morning, following the dying of Amir Abdollahian. The deputy international minister and nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani, has assumed the diplomatic place till presidential elections are held. Kani is thought for being very crucial of the nuclear deal signed in 2015 by the administration of former reasonable president Hasan Rohani. After the failure of the pact, Raisi appointed him chief negotiator in 2021 to attempt to save – up to now with out success – the nuclear settlement.