President extends condolences on Ayat. Rafsanjani’s demise

IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday extended condolences on the passing away of the late Chief of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

The president tweeted, ‘The soul of the great man of revolution and politics, the symbol of patience and resistance, has been ascended to heaven.’

Funeral procession for the late Expediency Council Chairman, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, will be held on Tuesday morning, the Expediency Council’s Public Relations Office reported.

Ayatollah Rafsanjani died on Sunday at the age of 82 due to a heart attack in a Tehran hospital.

Rafsanjani, a veteran cleric, a pillar of the Islamic Revolution and a leading politician, served in different positions in the post-1979 Islamic Revolution era.