In the past few days, there were many reports of Sadiq Amoli Larijani’s resignation from the Guardian Council in Iran. However, a decree issued by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Saturday confirmed the news.
According to the decree, Khamenei appointed Ahmad Hosseini Khorasani to replace Sadiq Amoli Larijani as a member of the Guardian Council.
It is noteworthy that this is the second resignation from the Guardian Council. A few days ago, the legal member of the Council, Muhammad Dehghan, resigned because of his appointment as legal vice president.
Disputes began between Amoli Larijani and other members of the Guardian Council against the backdrop of preventing his brother Ali Larijani from running in the last presidential elections, accusing the council at the time of subservience to the country’s security services.
After Ibrahim Raisi won, Amoli Larijani, as a member of the Guardian Council, refused to sign his credentials.
Ibrahim Raisi (Reuters archive)
In this context, and in response to a question about whether Amoli Larijani had signed the credentials of a major, the spokesman for the Guardian Council, Hadi Tahan Nazif, said on August 7: “Those who attended the meeting before the inauguration signed the credentials, but those who did not They came, of course they didn’t sign.”
It is noteworthy that Sadeq Amoli Larijani was the head of the judiciary from 2009 to 2019, before Khamenei appointed Ibrahim Raisi in his place, who left the position after becoming the country’s president. Currently, Sadeq Amoli Larijani heads the Expediency Council.