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Iran: Khatami elected as new head of Association of Combatant Clerics

Tehran, Aug 8, IRNA-Former president Mohammad Khatami was elected as the head of the Central Council of the Majma' Rowhaniyoun Mobarez (Association of Combatant Clerics) with a majority of votes.

Member of the central council of the party Mohammad Ali Abtahi told IRNA Monday that the decision was made during an extraordinary session held here Sunday.

He said the participants in the meeting stressed the necessity of continuing the party's activities after revising its structure and that the council members laid emphasis on the priority of cultural issues.

They also lauded the selfless services and performance of the previous head Mehdi Karroubi.

The efforts of Mohammad Khatami during his two terms of presidency were also appreciated by the members of the central council, he added.

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