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Iranian Supreme leader names hardline cleric Raisi as judiciary chief - IRNA

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei named hardline ally Ebrahim Raisi as head of the judiciary on Thursday, the state news agency IRNA reported.

"I am appointing you as the head of the judiciary..., as a person who is familiar with the judiciary after years of serving inside the system," Khamenei said in a statement.

(Reporting by Parisa Hafezi)

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