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Explainer: Iranian Supreme Leader's Hidden Administration

Pictures released from Iranian cabinet ministers' meetings with the nation's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, often show little-known men in the back rows who appear to be watching the ministers as observers, or rivals. These men are Khamenei's own ministers — a hidden government rooted in his office, with arms extending to almost every government institution. This complex, multilayer network of special advisers and confidants, led by Khamenei's sons, is...

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