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16th Experts Assembly session kicks off

Tehran, Aug 29, IRNA

Experts Assembly-Meeting
The 16th official session of the third Assembly of Experts kicked off at the former premises of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) here on Tuesday morning.

The two-day session was inaugurated by Experts Assembly Chairman Ayatollah Ali Meshkini.

Addressing the session, Ayatollah Meshkini lauded the recent victory of the Lebanese Hizbollah over the Zionist regime stressing that the victory was a divine phenomenon.

The successful resistance of the Muslim Hizbollah forces against the invasion of the Zionist forces was a historical miracle , he added.

The Experts Assembly believes that the Zionist regime of Israel is the clear manifestation of state terrorism and is a war criminal, he said, adding that the assembly supports the brave leadership of Hizbollah, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah.

The Experts Assembly consists of 89 members who are directly elected by the nation.

Rafsanjani and Ibrahim Amini are the first and second deputy chairmen of the Experts Assembly.

The assembly's powers and responsibilities include supervision on the Supreme Leader's performance, appointment of the country's supreme leader or annulment of his leadership, whenever deemed necessary.

The assembly held its 15th session in the same venue on March 7.







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