President congratulates Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi on his appointment as expediency council chair President Rouhani sent a message to Ayatollah Sayyid Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi to congratulate him on his appointment as the Chairman of Expediency Discernment Council by the Supreme Leader.

President’s message is as follows:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Your Excellency Ayatollah Haj Sayyid Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi,

Hello and peace by upon you,

I sincerely congratulate your appointment by the Supreme Leader as the “Chairman of Expediency Discernment Council”.

The Expediency Discernment Council is one of the significant pillars of the country and a centre for proving Shia and Islam’s dynamism, a centre which has always enjoyed Imam Khomeini (RA) and the Supreme Leader’s support.

With your Excellency’s rightful presence in this important position and taking advantage of the power and ample, various intellectual potentials of the society, we will witness bright horizons more than before in the position of the council.

I deem it necessary to commemorate Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani (RA) who honestly and perfectly managed the important and effective institution for years with his potentials and unparalleled political wisdom, making wise decisions for the country’s expediency, praying to the Almighty for your success.

Hassan Rouhani

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran