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 Ayatollah Khamenei Appoints Larijani as Adviser, Member of Iran’s Expediency Council

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in a decree on Thursday appointed former Iranian Parliament speaker Ali Larijani as his adviser and also a member of the country’s Expediency Council (EC).

In the decree, Ayatollah Khamenei hailed Larijani’s “useful experience” and efforts during his vital responsibility as the speaker of the parliament for three consecutive terms and appointed him as the Leader’s adviser as well as a member of the Expediency Council.

Iranian lawmakers on Thursday elected Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, a former mayor of Tehran, as the new speaker of the Parliament.

The Expediency Council is an administrative assembly appointed by the Supreme Leader and was created upon the revision to the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran on 6 February 1988.

It was originally set up to resolve differences or conflicts between the Iranian Islamic Parliament and Guardians Council (GC). Members of the council are chosen by the Leader once every five years.

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