Iranian President-elect Raeisi pledges support for new head of justice – news from society / culture


In a message to Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei, the President-elect congratulated his successor on his appointment as head of justice of Iran.

President-elect Raeisi praised Ejei’s outstanding academic, practical and legal experience and revolutionary morality, and stressed the need for closer interaction between the three spheres of power in order to achieve the goals of the Islamic Republic.

Raeisi, who served as the judiciary for more than two years and was replaced by Mohseni Ejei after winning the recent presidential election, said his administration would be ready to work with the new judiciary and assist him in performing the duties.

Raeisi won the presidential elections on June 18 by a landslide and will take office as the eighth President of Iran in August.

In his decree issued on Thursday, Ayatollah Khamenei thanked Raeisi for his valuable services and brilliant achievements during his tenure as head of the judiciary and cited Mohseni Ejei’s achievements and his long service in the judiciary as the basis of his decision.

Ayatollah Khamenei also stressed the judiciary’s ongoing efforts to promote justice, uphold people’s rights, ensure legal freedoms, monitor the implementation of laws, prevent crimes and firmly fight corruption.

The Chairman also stressed the need to continue the implementation of the document on the development of the judiciary presented during Raiesi’s term of office.

Mohseni Ejehi was the deputy judiciary and was previously also the judiciary’s spokesman. He had previously worked as the Attorney General of Iran.

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