Head of Assembley of Experts condoles on death of Ayat. Rafsanjani

TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) – Head of Iran’s Assembly of Experts Ayatollah Jannati cabled a condolence message on demise of former president Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani on Sunday.

“The death of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, the old companion of Late Imam Khomeini, caused grief in our hearts; he tolerated great pain during the Pahlavi regime and was helpful and active after the Islamic Revolution holding important positions as speaker of the Parliament, president, head of the Expediency Council and chairman of the Assembly of Experts,” reads the message.

“I express my condolences to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei and family of Ayatollah Hashemi and pray for God’s mercy and forgiveness for him,” concludes message of Ayatollah Jannati.

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