Raisi's death, Khamenei's son's dream, and mutual discord exposed... Read inside story


Mojtaba Khamenei: The social media post of Gabriel Noronha, former advisor to the US State Department, has created an uproar. Nouronha's

There are suspicions in Iran that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's son Mojtaba Khamenei is behind Raisi's death.

Even though Mohammad Mokhbar has been announced as the new acting President of the country after the death of Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi, a social media post has brought an interesting twist to the matter. The social media post of Gabriel Noronha, former advisor to the US State Department, has created an uproar. Nouronha's X post has exposed the internal battle between Ibrahim Raisi and Khamenei's son Mojtaba Khamenei to succeed Iran's supreme leader.

It is suspected in many media reports that Mojtaba Khamenei, son of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is behind the helicopter crash in which 9 people including Ibrahim Raisi died. Many activists in Iran have raised this question. Now Nauronha's post has added fuel to the fire. Let us now understand its entire story in simple language.

Accident or conspiracy, understand the whole story in easy language

85-year-old Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is the supreme leader of Iran. Have become old. Is battling cancer. At this stage of his life, the search for his successor has already intensified. Ibrahim Raisi was considered the main contender for this post. Raisi was also the first choice in the eyes of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). Now he is no more. This incident has cleared the way for Khamenei's son Mojtaba to the post of supreme leader of Iran. Questions have also been raised about this.

Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad writes on Can Take. Either way, this will increase pressure on the regime as it faces internal and international challenges.

Now Gabriel Noronha's tweets make sense

To understand the whole story, let us now understand Gabriel Noronha's social media post. He writes that Raisi is dead. The big thing is not who is his successor. The fact is that the next supreme leader is probably Ali Khamenei's son, Mojtaba Khamenei. Those with knowledge of internal affairs believed that the competition to succeed Khamenei as supreme leader was between Mojtaba and Raisi. If Raisi dies, Mojtaba will become the successor. And the same happened.

Gabriel's post

Gabriel writes, that the post of President is insignificant compared to the post of Supreme Leader. It is more about domestic matters, not about national security and ideological direction. The Assembly of Experts appoints the next Supreme Leader in case of death or vacancy of the Supreme Leader. The question is, will anyone else stand up to challenge Mojtaba in the internal conspiracies? If not, it is his right.

The post has tried to convey how Mojtaba's path has almost been cleared and no one in Iran is ready to raise a voice against him. Now the circumstances are in his favor. But it cannot be said which way politics will take here.

However, this cannot be said unilaterally. The Iranian journalist has made it clear in his post that the path is not going to be easy for Mojtaba. If he achieves the post of supreme leader, he will have to face internal strife and international challenges.

Why is the post of supreme leader important?

There are two highest posts in Iran. The first highest post is that of the Supreme Leader and the second is that of the President. The Constitution of Iran says that the Supreme Leader decides the direction of Iran's domestic and foreign policies. He is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. They are in charge of controlling the intelligence and security operations of the Islamic Republic. Only the supreme leader decides whether there will be war or a declaration of peace. They have the power to appoint or dismiss people on all the big posts here. If understood in simple language, they have all the important and big rights. This is the reason why this post is very special in Iran.

The President of Iran works under the Supreme Leader of Iran. The supreme leader is elected by the assembly of experts. At the same time, the public elects the President through votes. The tenure of the President of Iran is four years. A President can remain in office for only two consecutive terms. It is responsible for planning, budgeting, administrative and civil service-related matters.