Leader hosts memorial ceremony for late Ayat. Rafsanjani

IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday attended a memorial ceremony hosted by him for the late Expediency Council chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Family members of Ayatollah Rafsanjani, heads of the three branches of the Government, country’s civil and military officials as well as people from different walks of life are present at the ceremony underway at Imam Khomeini Mosque downtown Tehran.

Ayatollah Rafsanjani died on Jan 8 at the age of 82 due to a heart attack in a hospital in north of Tehran.

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