Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Assembly of Experts Supports Khamenei

Assembly of Experts
Tehran. 15 September 2010

The Fourth Session of the Assembly of Expert today reiterated its strong support for the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei as the leader of the Islamic Republic. The assembly has the authority to select the supreme leader, an authority that has been exercised only once when it chose Khamenei to succeed Ayatollah Khomeini after he passed 21 years ago. The Assembly can theoretically unseat the supreme leader as well. The Assembly has 86 members, all male senior Shia clerics, and is chaired by Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Photo: Mohammad Kazempour, Fars News Agency

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