News ID: 315762
Published: 0717 GMT August 26, 2021

Iran’s president, ministers renew allegiance to late Imam Khomeini

Iran’s president, ministers renew allegiance to late Imam Khomeini

National Desk

President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi and his cabinet members renewed allegiance to the aspirations of the late founder of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini at his mausoleum in southern Tehran on Thursday.

The president and members of his cabinet who have been approved by the Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday, were hosted by Seyyed Hassan Khomeini, grandson of the late Imam Khomeini and custodian of his mausoleum.

President Raeisi paid tribute to the late Imam by laying a wreath of flowers at his tomb.

Speaking on the sidelines of the event, the president noted that serving the people was one of the basic beliefs of the late Leader of the Islamic Revolution.

In order to pursue the aspirations of Imam Khomeini, Raeisi stressed, Iran’s new government would consider serving the people as its main objective and act as a trustworthy administrator.

He added that his government will represent all Iranian parties regardless of their political preferences.

After completing five days of debate, Iran’s Parliament on Wednesday gave an overwhelming vote of confidence to the proposed cabinet of President Raeisi, allowing the new government to start work.

The Iranian lawmakers approved 18 out of 19 picks to take up ministerial posts. Only Hossein Baghgoli, who was chosen to become education minister, failed to win the vote.

Raeisi will have up to three months to name a new candidate for the ministry.

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