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US on brink of collapse on global stage: Iran's Assembly of Experts

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Yusef Jalali
Press TV, Tehran

This is the Assembly of Experts, one of the major bodies in the fabric of the Islamic Republic, which has the authority to dismiss the leader of the Islamic Revolution.

The fifth Assembly of Experts now has held its eighth official session since its new members were elected by popular vote in 2016.

Members of the Assembly of Experts do not convene frequently; in fact, such sessions are held twice a year, where members review the latest domestic and international issues.

The US's fiasco in the November’s presidential election topped the list of this session's discussions, where the Assembly's Chairman, Ahmad Jannati, referred to the post-election unrest in the United States as an instance of a domestic war.

The Assembly of Experts was established in 1982, three years after the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

Its main task is to monitor the Iranian leader’s activities. In the event of his demise, resignation or dismissal, the Experts take steps within the shortest possible time to appoint a new Leader.

The Assembly of Experts is currently a body of 88 scholars of Islamic law.

The body consists of a leadership council and six committees.

Members are elected by direct public vote for an eight-year term.

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