Malaysian FM: Ayat. Rafsanjani demise really great loss

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 12, IRNA – Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman in a message to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif said that demise of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani is really a great loss for the Iranian people and government.

Ayatollah Rafsanjani, Chairman of the Expediency Council, passed away at the age of 82, in a Tehran Hospital on January 8 due to a heart attack. He was laid to rest in Imam Khomeini's Mausoleum in southern Tehran on Jan 10.

The Malaysian FM said that he was sad to hear the news of Ayatollah Rafsanjani's demise.

Sudden death of Ayatollah Rafsanjani is really a great loss for the Iranian people and government, said the Malaysian minister.

He offered condolences on the sad occasion to his Iranian counterpart and the Iranian nation.

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