Minister of culture and Islamic guidance expressed condolences on the death of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran’s former president and chairman of the State Expediency Council.
Public Relations of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance released the message of condolences by Seyyed Reza Amiri Salehi, irantheater.ir reported.
To Allah We Belong and To Him We Will Return
The death of old companion of Imam (founder of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini) and supreme leader (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei), a robust pillar of the Islamic Revolution and an exegetist of holy Koran, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani was a great loss and irreparable calamity.
Such a valuable personality he was, who devoted his life to the revolution and Islamic republic system from the young age until the very last minutes of his life, which was full of ups and downs. He did not ignore values and noble ideals of the great Iranian nation even only for one second.
Ayatollah Hashemi was a huge asset for the revolution, a unique supporter of the great Iranian nation, a loyal companion of Imam and the leader whose death made all supporters of the revolution and loyalists of this land mourn.
I express my condolences on this major tragedy to the Imam Mahdi (May God Hasten His Reappearance), Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei and all my fellow countrymen. I wish the God Almighty would bless his respected family and wife and all relatives patience.