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Iran's capital Tehran starts mass funeral for President Raisi, companions

IRNA , 22 May 2024 - 11:43

Reporter : Editorial of The Iran Project

A glamorous funeral procession for the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his accompanying delegation, martyred in a chopper crash on Sunday, has kicked off in the capital city.

According to The Iran Project, Iranians from all over the country have travelled to Tehran to take part in the funeral procession of the late president and his entourage.

The lovers of the Islamic Revolution have flooded the streets of the capital city to bid farewell to the bodies of Martyr Raisi and the other officials who passed away in the May 19 helicopter crash in northwestern Iran.
Shouting, "It is the day of mourning", the mass crowd expressed condolences on the martyrdom of the president and his company. 

Ayatollah Khamenei performed the prayers in a ceremony at the University of Tehran on Wednesday morning before a funeral procession in the capital city.

Over 40 high-ranking foreign delegations will participate in Wednesday afternoon ceremony to commemorate the martyrdom of President Raisi, and their companions in Tehran.

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