5th Assembly of Experts begins by Leader’s message

Tehran, May 24, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei sent a message to the inauguration ceremony of the fifth Assembly of Expert that started work here Tuesday.

In his message, the Supreme Leader said the Assembly of Experts (AE) is responsible for exact and all-out preservation of Islamic and revolutionary identity of the system.

Extending congratulation to the members of the Assembly on winning the nation’s choice and trust, the Ayatollah said the AE is important due to heavy responsibility it bears that is to direct the main bodies of the system to its brilliant and excellent goals.

The Supreme Leader’s Office Chief of Staff Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Mohammadi Golpayegani read out the Leader’s message to the inauguration ceremony.

The 88-member Assembly of Experts is an important body in Iran responsible for supervising and electing the country’s supreme leader.

The members of the Assembly are elected for 8-year tenure.