Iran’s new hardline president inherits economic crisis and growing tension in Gulf

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Iran’s Supreme Leader has officially endorsed the hardliner Ebrahim Raisi as the country’s next president – two days before his inauguration.

He’ll take charge of a country in the grip of another wave of Covid cases – and an economic crisis as well as growing tension in the Gulf.

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