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Iraqi Shiite leaders attend farewell ceremony of Rafsanjani

Iraqi Shiite leaders
A number of Iraqi Shiite leaders attended on Monday the farewell ceremony of Iran's ex-President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. 

Among those who participated in the ceremony were Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and Head of the Shia-led National Iraqi Alliance Ammar al-Hakim.

Also, Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qassem Soleimani was present at the ceremony.

Mr Rafsanjani, who served as a president from 1989 to 1997 and head of the Expediency Council, has died at the age of 83 after suffering a heart attack.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Last Modified: Tuesday، 10 January 2017 12:35 AM