Iran’s Assembly of Experts, which chooses and supervises the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, has stated that Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei is the only person suitable to lead the Islamic Republic.
“[The Assembly] continues to consider Ayatollah Khamenei as the sole choice that befits the robe of leadership,” said a statement by the assembly after its meeting on Wednesday.
The clerical council, which is headed by Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani, also thanked Ayatollah Khamenei for providing “sage guidance” in the turbulent aftermath of Iran’s 10th presidential election in June.
The council also suggested that the Islamic establishment continues to enjoy the support of people, citing the eighty-five percent election turnout as proof. It also congratulated President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his re-election.
The assembly then advised the president to take use of advice given by religious leaders.