Political marriages in the circle of power
Sayyid Mojtaba Hosseini Khamenei (born 8 September 1969) is a son of Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran. He served in the –Iraq War from 1987–1988. He also reportedly took control of the Basij militia that was used to suppress the protests over the 2009 election. He is considered by European sources as one of the possible candidates to succeed his father Ali Khamenei, who has ruled for over three decades.