Expediency Discernment Council


Expediency Discernment Council

The Expediency Discernment Council of the System [ [http://www.majma.ir/ مجمع تشخیص مصلحت نظام ] ] (PerB|: مجمع تشخیص مصلحت نظام), is an administrative assembly appointed by the Supreme Leader [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/middle_east/03/iran_power/html/expediency_council.stm Expediency Council] "BBC News" ] and was created upon the revision to the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Iran on 6 February 1988 [ [http://www.farhang.gov.ir/iran-media/psir.htm Foreign press and media department ] ] . Its purpose is to resolve differences or conflicts between the Majlis and the Council of Guardians, and also to serve as a consultative council to the Supreme Leader.

As of February 2007, the council is headed by Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. The current secretary of the council is General Mohsen Rezaee. The council's power increased significantly when Rafsanjani joined. Fact|date=February 2007

Members (Current)

On February 27, 2007, a new council was appointed for a five year period: [ [http://www.baztab.com/news/61695.php تركيب تازه اعضاي مجمع تشخيص مصلحت ] ]

# Hashemi Rafsanjani, Akbar, Ayatollah (Chairman) *
# Jannati, Ahmad, Ayatollah *
# Vaez Tabasi, Abbas, Ayatollah *
# Amini Najafabadi, Ebrahim, Ayatollah *
# Haddad-Adel, Gholam Ali, Ph.D. *
# Emami Kashani, Mohammad, Ayatollah *
# Movahedi-Kermani, Ali, Ayatollah *
# Habibi, Hassan Ebrahim, Ph.D. *
# Mousavi, Mir Hossein *
# Velayati, Ali Akbar, M.D. *
# Dorri Najafabadi, Ghorbanali, Ayatollah *
# Mohammadi Reyshahri, Mohammad, Hojatoleslam *
# Sane'i, Hassan, Hojatoleslam *
# Fereidoun Rowhani, Hassan, Hojatoleslam *
# Asgar Owladi, Habibollah *
# Larijani, Ali, Ph.D. *
# Bahonar, Mohammad Reza
# Tavassoli Mahallati, Mohammad Reza, Ayatollah *
# Mirsalim, Mostafa *
# Nabavi, Morteza *
# Ali Akbar Nategh-Nouri, Hojatoleslam *
# Firouzabadi, Hassan, Major General *
# Aghazadeh, Gholam Reza *
# Namdar Zanganeh, Bijan *
# Mohsen Rezaee, Ph.D.*
# Ali Agha-Mohammadi
# Mohammad Forouzandeh
# Davoud Danesh-Jafari

Members (2002-2007)

The following is a list of its members of the years 2002-2007 [ [http://www.majma.ir/contentstopless.aspx?p=7336ed18-f803-4ea1-a442-88916bb1d554 مجمع تشخیص مصلحت نظام ] ]
# Hashemi Rafsanjani, Akbar, Ayatollah (Chairman) *
# Amini Najafabadi, Ibrahim, Ayatollah *
# Vaez Tabasi, Abbas, Hojjatoleslam *
# Emami Kashani, Mohammad, Ayatollah *
# Mousavi, Mir Hussein *
# Velayati, Ali Akbar *
# Mohammadi Reyshahri, Mohammad, Hojjatoleslam *
# Sane'i, Hassan, Hojjatoleslam *
# Fereidoun Rowhani, Hassan, Hojjatoleslam *
# Asgar Owladi, Habibollah *
# Dorri Najafabadi, Qorbanali, Hojjatoleslam *
# Larijani, Ali *
# Mirsalim, Mostafa *
# Tavassoli Mahallati, Mohammadreza, Ayatollah *
# Nabavi, Morteza *
# Firouzabadi, Hassan, Major General *
# Aqazadeh, Gholamreza *
# Namdar Zanganeh, Bijan *
# Hashemi, Mohammad *
# Habibi, Hassan Ibrahim *
# Mohsen Rezaee *
# Ahmad Jannati
# Ali Movahedi-Kermani
# Ali Akbar Nategh-Nouri
# Mohammad Reza Aref
# Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel
# Majid Ansari
# Mohammad Reza Bahonar
# Hossein Mozaffar
# Mohammad Javad Irvani

:(*) - Re-appointed

Ex-officio members:
# President
# Speaker of Majles
# Chief of the Judiciary
# The minister concerned depending on the subject under discussion
# The representative of Majlis commission concerning the subject discussed
* If mediating between Majlis and Guardian Council, the council will also include the six clerics of the Guardian Council.

Members (1997-2002)

The following is a list of its members of the year 1997-2002 [ [http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iran/edc-members.htm Expediency Discernment Council Members] ] [ [http://www.iranonline.com/iran/iran-info/Government/Expediency-members.html Islamic Republic of Iran, Members of the Expediency Discernment Council of the System ] ] .
# Hashemi Rafsanjani, Akbar, Ayatollah (Chairman)
# Mahdavi Kani, Mohammad Reza, Ayatollah
# Amini Najafabadi, Ibrahim, Ayatollah
# Vaez Tabasi, Abbas, Hojjatoleslam
# Emami Kashani, Mohammad, Ayatollah
# Mousavi, Mir Hussein
# Velayati, Ali Akbar
# Mohammadi Reyshahri, Mohammad, Hojjatoleslam
# Sane'i, Hassan, Hojjatoleslam
# Fereidoun Rowhani, Hassan, Hojjatoleslam
# Mousavi Khoeiniha, Mohammad, Hojjaoleslam
# Asgar Owladi, Habibollah
# Dorri Najafabadi, Qorbanali, Hojjatoleslam
# Larijani, Ali
# Mirsalim, Mostafa
# Tavassoli Mahallati, Mohammadreza, Ayatollah
# Nouri, Abdullah, Hojjatoleslam
# Nabavi, Morteza
# Firouzabadi, Hassan, Lt. General
# Aqazadeh, Gholamreza
# Namdar Zanganeh, Bijan
# Hashemi, Mohammad
# Nourbakhsh, Mohsen
# Habibi, Hassan Ibrahim
# Mohsen Rezaee

Ex-officio members:

# President: Khatami, Mohammad, Hojjatoleslam
# Majlis Speaker: Ali Akbar Nateq-Nouri, Hojjatoleslam "followed by" Karroubi, Mehdi, Hojjatoleslam
# Judiciary Chief: Yazdi, Mohammad, Ayatollah "followed by" Hashemi Shahroudi, Mahmoud, Ayatollah
# The minister concerned depending on the subject under discussion
* Clergy members of Guardians Council at one point:
# Jannati, Ahmad, Ayatollah
# Ostadi, Reza, Ayatollah
# Rezvani, Gholamreza, Ayatollah
# Mo'men, Mohammad, Ayatollah
# Yazdi, Mohammad, Ayatollah
# Taheri Khoram-Abadi, Hasan, Ayatollah

ee also

References and notes

External links

* [http://www.maslehat.ir/ Official Website]
* [http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iran/edc.htm GlobalSecurity.org on the Expediency Discernment Council]
* [http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iran/edc-members.htm GlobalSecurity.org's list of members of the Expediency Discernment Council] (a little out of date)
* [http://www.rferl.org/reports/iran-report/2004/09/31-130904.asp Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty(RFE/RL) 13 September 2004] , mentions Expediency Council
* [http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/spip.php?article1148 A Caliphate disguised as a republic]


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