The senior religious leader is one of the 88 members of the Council of Experts responsible for appointing the Supreme Leader
Ayatollah Abbas Ali Suleimani, 75, was killed on Wednesday in an attack by an armed man arrested by forces in Babolsar, a town on the Caspian Sea coast about 230 km north of Tehran. Security, the official agency announced. Irna.
This senior religious leader was one of the 88 members of the Council of Experts, elected for eight years by direct universal suffrage from a pool of candidates approved by the Guardian Council.
She is responsible for appointing the Supreme Leader and overseeing his work. She has the constitutional power to recall him and appoint a new one if deemed necessary.
Ayatollah Soleimani served as a representative of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Friday prayer leader in Kashan, a central city between Tehran and Isfahan, and in Jahedan, capital of the Sunni Muslim southeastern region of Sistan-Balochistan.
In April 2022, an attack by suspected jihadists in the holy city of Mashhad (northeast) left two Shia clerics dead.