Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has appointed former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the Expediency Council.
In a decree on Monday, the Leader appointed Ahmadinejad to the council on the grounds of his “invaluable efforts” during his two terms of presidency.
In a meeting with Ahmadinejad and the administration’s cabinet members on July 14, the leader praised their efforts.
“Some even deny the administration’s concrete actions, but what matters is that the efforts and attempts be expressed and recorded in the country’s public scene,” Ayatollah Khamenei stated.
Ahmadinejad was replaced by Iran’s new president Hassan Rohani who was endorsed by Ayatollah Khamenei on Saturday. He took the oath of office on Sunday at Majlis.
Rohani won the June 14 presidential election with 50.7 percent of a total of 36, 704, 156 ballots. Voter turnout in the election was 72.7 percent.