TEHRAN (Dispatches) -- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Monday named a new member to the Guardian Council’s Board of Fuqaha (Islamic jurists) and extended the tenure of two other members.
In a decree, Ayatollah Khamenei appointed Hojjatoleslam Alireza A’rafi as a new member of the Guardian Council’s Board of Fuqaha.
A’rafi is replacing Ayatollah Muhammad Mo’men, who passed away in February.
In separate decrees, Ayatollah Khamenei also extended the terms of two other members of the board.
According to the Leader’s decree, Ayatollah Muhammad Yazdi and Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani will remain in the council for another six years.
The Guardian Council is a constitutionally mandated 12-member panel in Iran tasked with ensuring the compatibility of bills passed by parliament with the principles of Islam and the Constitution.