Algerian President: Rafsanjani played great role in Islamic Ummah solidarity

Tehran, Jan 10, IRNA – The Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika expressed condolences over the demise of Iran’s Expediency Council chief Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

In a message to his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Monday, he said the late Ayatollah played a crucial role in enhancing solidarity within the Islamic Ummah.

He said history will stand witness to the bold and distinguished part he played in elevating the Islamic solidarity.

Ayatollah Rafsanjani, 82, died of a heart attack Sunday evening.