President Rouhani offers condolences over demise of late Ayatollah Shahroudi

IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a message extended condolences over the demise of the late chairman of Expediency Council Ayatollah Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi.

In his message released on Tuesday, Rouhani expressed deep grief on the sad occasion of Ayatollah Shahroudi’s death.

He also referred to Shahroudi’s attempts to promote the Islamic-Iranian culture and civilization, to reinforce the relations between seminaries and universities and to develop human sciences.

Rouhani condoled with the family of the late Ayatollah.

After a long battle with disease, Ayatollah Shahroudi succumbed to death, on Monday evening at the age of 70.

Shahroudi was born in Najaf, Iraq, in 1948 and had served as a member of the Guardian Council as of 1994.

He was also judiciary chief and member of Experts Council. As of 2017, he was chairman of Expediency Council.