Assembly of Expert assures nation: Rouhani

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TEHRAN, May 24 (MNA) – President Rouhani told the media at the end of the first session of Iran’s 5th Assembly of Experts that the assembly will reassures people when its time comes.

“This is an assembly for the hard time of the nation, and it reassures the Iranians,” said President Hassan Rouhani after leaving the official inaugurating session of the new round of the Assembly.

The fifth Assembly of Experts opened its new term on Tuesday in Tehran. Following the recitation of Iranian Leader’s message to the new assembly, voting to elect the new chair of the 88-member assembly was held and Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati was elected for a two-year term.

President Rouhani who re-won a seat in the Assembly in February election voiced hope that Iranians feel safe for the future of their country after the new Assembly started its work.

“I wish long years of health for the Leader of Islamic Revolution obviating the need for the hard choice made by the Assembly,” said President Rouhani referring to the major task of the body to appoint and supervise the Leader of the country adding that it was still important that the job would be done by jurisprudents who have been elected by the nation.

“Appointment of the leader is the peak of religious democracy in Iran, as all the members of Assembly of Experts are elected by people, and all of them are qualified jurisprudents who have been vetted by the Guardians Council,” maintained the Iranian president.

Rouhani boasted that the appointment of the incumbent Leader of Iran on June 4, 1989, in a short time surprised the world for the precise mechanism in an immediate measure.

Voting for the 10th parliamentary and 5th Assembly of Experts elections was held on February 26 in all areas of Iran.

 

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