Khamenei appoints his advisor as head of azad university founders board
2017-01-22

Supreme leader appoints his advisor, Ali Akbar Velayati as the head of Azad University founders board. The position was hold be the deceased Hashemi Rafsanjani. In his decree, Khamenei justified his intervention in appointing Velayati due to the silence of charter of the Azad University about the appointment of the head of founders board. But experts say, it is not true. According to them the charter has made it clear that the board members should appoint a successor for any member who dies. The value of Azad University's assets are worth million of dollars. It seems that Ayatollah Khamenei wanted to end to the control of Rafsanjani's allies over the university.