Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 10
By Emil Ilgar – Trend:
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei led mass prayers for the late ex-president of Iran Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani during the funeral ceremony, IRNA reported Jan.10.
The funeral procession started at 10 am at Tehran University on Tuesday. Ayatollah Rafsanjani died Jan.8 at the age of 82 due to a heart attack in a Tehran hospital.
He will be buried in the mausoleum of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran the Late Imam Khomeini in Tehran.
Rafsanjani rose to great esteem in the Islamic Republic by acting as a commander during the Iraqi-imposed war in the 1980s, parliament speaker, president of Iran, chairman of the strategically important Assembly of Experts, and chairman of Expediency Council in the country.