RNA – Speaking at Wednesday’s session of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati offered his condolences on the martyrdom anniversary of the second Infallible Imam, Hasan al-Mujtaba, and said, “The naming of today as ‘Salman al-Farsi Day’ on the official calendar of the country is a celebrated endeavour because Salman al-Farsi was the protector of the Prophet Muhammad and Imam Ali.”
Referring to the outcome of the Iraqi elections, the secretary-general of the Guardian Council said, “Although the United States made every effort so that they could prevent the realization of the will and desires of the oppressed Iraqi people but due to the will of God and compassionate planning, the result of the elections was to the benefit of the people.”
Iraqis voted in May in their first parliamentary election since the defeat of Daesh’s self-declared caliphate, but a contentious recount process delayed the announcement of final results until earlier this month.
Ayatollah Jannati referred to the ratification of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) by the Islamic Consultative Assembly and said, “The standard and criterion of the Guardian Council for reviewing the FATF is the holy and canonical law and we hope that the result of our actions will be in the interest of Islam and the Islamic Revolution and will ensure the dignity of the country.”
He described the holding of the Arba’in al-Husayn pilgrimage as a symbol of political and social goodness and blessedness and said, “The presence of the pilgrims of Imam al-Husayn in this majestic exhibition, who lovingly proceed on this virtuous and blessed path from the furthest points of the world, is definitely in the interest of the Islamic ummah, especially to the Iraqi people, and we hope that in the face of rising exchange rates, the officials and benefactors will assist in this pious endeavour.”
Rasa News Agency