Tehran, Oct 21, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani announced two days of public mourning nationwide on the occasion of the demise of the senior cleric Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani.
Ayatollah Kani was the Chairman of the Assembly of Experts since 8 March 2011.
He was hospitalized on June 4 due to heart problems. The 83-year-old cleric had been in a coma since then.
Ayatollah Mahdavi Kani was a close friend and long-standing ally of the Late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini.
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