By Sara Rajabova
The Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei officially appointed Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a member of the Expediency Discernment Council, Khamenei's official website reported.
In a formal letter, Ayatollah Khamenei said that, "considering the valuable experiences that you have gained during your eight year term as the country's president, I appoint you as a member of the Expediency Discernment Council."
Ahmadinejad's term as a president finished on August 3.
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is the current chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council.
Meanwhile, Ahmadinejad sent letters of the 76 world countries on August 4.
In similar letters to the presidents and high-ranking officials of 76 world countries he underscored Tehran's friendly and brotherly relations with them.
"At the end of my 8-year responsibility as the Islamic Republic of Iran's president, I reiterate the friendly and brotherly ties between the Iranian government and nation and your government and nation," the letter read.
"I should appreciate you, your government and nation for your support and spiritual and executive backups and your emphasis on good relations and development of all-out ties and apologize for my possible negligence in this regard," he added.
Ahmadinejad also revealed his assets in a letter addressed to Iran's Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani, Fars news agency reported.
In his letter he remarked that he has renewed his old house to four 100-square meters houses which was realized with the help of his family and bank credits. According to the report, the land area and infrastructure of the old house before renovation hit 175 and 130 square meters respectively.
The Iranian constitution stipulates that the head of the judiciary must examine the assets of top officials including the supreme leader, cabinet ministers and their immediate families to ensure that no one has become richer through illegal means while in office.
Ahmadinejad was the sixth president of Iran from 2005 to 2013. He was also the main political leader of the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran, a coalition of conservative political groups in the country.
Ahmadinejad delivered power to Iran's new president Hassan Rouhani after his inauguration ceremony which took place on August 4. Hassan Rouhani won the June 14 presidential elections in Iran, gathering over 50 percent of votes, securing his place as the next president of Iran.