According to Mikrofonnews agency (MHA), Iran’s Assembly of Experts reacted to an ultra-secret video of how Ali Khamenei was selected as the Supreme Leader of Iran, which was posted on the social media.
The Assembly of Experts said on Wednesday “According to the constitution, when the leadership of the council is not voted, and a person must be elected as a leader, the person must have authority according to the law and the religion, but according to the experts, none of the authorities on that time had the authority to become a religious leader.There is a problem in the constitution of Iran regarding the issue that should be solved”.
In the secret video which was posted on YouTube for the first time, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says everyone should cry for an Islamic country where a person like me is going to be a leader in a video shows the Assembly of Experts to select Syed Ali Khamenei as the Leader and head Velayat-e Faqih; (Guardianship of Faqih) in June 1989.
“This issue has a political and technical problem, I don’t have the authority to be selected for this post. Even If I am selected, this will be a formal leadership, not the real one. I do not have the authority of being a leader, not in terms of the constitution and not religiously. What kind of leadership will this be?”, he says in the video.
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran’s former president and one of the influential political leaders of Iran, who died last year, says in the video “Those who agree with the selection which will be a temporary of course, raise their hands.
” In a statement which was released late on Wednesday, Assembly of Experts said that referring to a letter of Ayatollah Khomeini that says having religious authority is not a pre-condition for being leader of Iran, the Assembly selected Ali Khamenei as the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Thus, the vote of one person, if Rafsanjani’s and his colleagues’ claims are correct, were overcome by the whole nation, and the constitution was trampled on to Khamenei be selected as the leader and Rafsanjani to hold office as president.
Critics say having religious authority was a pre-condition for becoming Supreme Leader of Iran and as Ali Khamenei didn’t have the authority on that time, his selection as the Supreme Leader of Iran is baseless and unlawful.