Yes, you are right. Tavassoli belonged to the same party as the former President Khatami the Association of Combatant Clerics (sure, a very silly name) i.e. part of the “reformist groups” in Iran. He was strongly against Ahmadinejad.
There are two grandsons of Khomeini: Hassan Khomeini that is the person mentioned in this article, and in this article:
“Cuban President Fidel Castro is accompanied by Hajj Seyed Hassan Khomeini, the grandson of the late Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran, as he leads more than 1.2 million Cubans in the largest anti-U.S. protest in four decades of hostilities, July 26, 2001. The march was billed by the ruling Communist Party as a protest against all U.S. “aggressions and crimes’ since Castro’s 1959 revolution. Khomeini is in Cuba as part of an Iranian delegation visiting on Castro’s invite.”
However, I think that Hassan today has a somewhat different opinion than he had some year ago.
The other grandson is Hossein Komeini http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hossein_Khomeini In 2006, on the Al-Arabiya television station, Hossein called for American destruction of the Islamic Republic by invasion.
The election is March 14, and it will be a tough fight between the followers of Ahmadinejad, the conservatives like Hassan Khomeiny and the reformers that nowadays have the super corrupt billionaire Rafsanjani on their side. My bet is on Rafsanjani.
The politics in Iran is a very complicated issue and normal western classifications can not be used. Many crazy mullahs are subscribers of free economy and many reformists are really left wing nuts. We should ask Radio Farda etc to broadcast Milton Freedman's "Free to choose" etc. in Farsi.
Yeah. *shrug* They were going to cling to power anyway. We are in for bad times any way you cut it.
May as well "Laugh-a while you-a can, Monkeyboy!" < /Dr. Emilio Lizardo>
“He was a member of The Combatant Clerics League which was part of the left-wing view favoring a focus ‘on exporting the revolution and calling for the state’s monopoly over the economy.’”