May 23, 2024, 8:26 AM

Pres. Raeisi funeral held historically in Birjand (+VIDEO)

Pres. Raeisi funeral held historically in Birjand (+VIDEO)

TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) – Birjand city of South Khorasan province hosted the funeral ceremony of the beloved president Raeisi since early hours of Thursday.

The helicopter carrying President Raeisi and his accompanying delegation crashed on Sunday in the Dizmar forest, nestled between the cities of Varzaqan and Jolfa in East Azarbaijan Province.

It was transporting Raeisi, Amir-Abdollahian, East Azarbaijan Governor Malek Rahmati, Friday Prayers leader of the city of Tabriz Seyyed Mohammad Ali Al-e Hashem, and a member of the president’s bodyguard team Mahdi Mousavi. The helicopter’s pilot, co-pilot, and crew were also among others on board the chopper.

President Raeisi and his accompanying delegation were returning from a ceremony to inaugurate a dam on the Aras River with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev.

Following the tragic martyrdom of Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei declared a 5-day mourning in Iran.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, great funeral ceremonies were held in the presence of millions of people in Tabriz, Qom and Tehran.

At 7 AM the flight carrying the body of Martyr Ayatollah Raiesi arrived at Birjand Airport in South Khorasan province on Thursday morning.

President Raeisi was a representative of the people of South Khorasan in the Assembly of Leadership Experts.

Although the funeral ceremony of President Raeisi was planned to start at 7:30 in the morning, groups of people prepared themselves to attend the funeral an hour before.

Pres. Raeisi funeral underway in Birjand

In today's ceremony in Birjand, people from provinces such as Sistan and Baluchestan, Semnan and Yazd are also present.

The Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi has traveled Birjand to attend this funeral.

The streets of Birjand is being crowded by the huge number of people who mourn the martyrdom of their beloved president.


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