In a statement, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid congratulated Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi on his appointment as Chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council of the System in Iran.
According to the office of Shaikh Abdol-Hamid, Friday imam and Khateeb of Sunnis in Zahedan expressed his good wishes for Ayatollah Shahroudi in the Expediency Discernment Council.
“The base of governance in Islam is on counselling and consulting. The Expediency Discernment Council figures out the major strategies of the system by giving solutions to different authorities. It is expected the council will utilize the capabilities of all elites in the country,” the eminent Islamic scholar and de facto leader of the Sunni community in Iran urged in his statement.
Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi has been Chairman of Expediency Discernment Council since 14 August 2017. He is also First Deputy Chairman of the Assembly of Experts in the country.