Supreme Leader attends commemoration ceremony for EC Chief

Tehran, Dec 27, IRNA – Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has attended ceremonies, held in commemoration of the Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi.

State and military officials were present in the meeting held at the mausoleum of the father of Islamic Revolution and founder of the Islamic Republic, late Imam Khomeini on Thursday.

At the age of 70 and after months of suffering from acute health problems, Ayatollah Shahroudi succumbed to illness late on Monday.

During his lifetime, he served in several major positions in Iran, including in the country's Guardians Council.

In 2017, the prominent religious figure took the helm of the Expediency Council.

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