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Jannati Reelected As Guardian Council’s Secretary

IRAN -- Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, head of Iran's assembly of experts.

The Guardian Council in Iran has once again elected hardliner Ahmad Jannati, 93, as the body’s secretary on Wednesday July 17. He has been holding the post since 1992.

The Guardian council is Iran’s highest supervisory body that makes sure legislations by the Parliament (Majles) is compatible with the Islamic law (Shariah), and examines the qualifications of candidates for the Majles, Presidency and the Assembly of Experts.

Jannati is one of the closest aides of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Also on Wednesday, Guardian Council members re-instated Abbas Ali Kadkhodai as its acting secretary and spokesperson.

Earlier, Khamenei had re-instated two other hardliners, Sadeq Amoli-Larijani and Mohammad Yazdi as Guardian Council jurisconsults.