Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif on Sunday condoled Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, the noble Iranian nation, especially family of the late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on his sad demise.
In a message on Sunday, Zarif said that the sudden and heart-rending demise of the late Ayatollah Rafsanjani has caused real sorrow and grief for him and his colleagues at the Foreign Ministry.
The late Chairman of the Expediency Council died in a Tehran hospital on Sunday at the age of 82 due to cardiac arrest caused by a heart attack.
Zarif referred to the late ayatollah as a great scholar, relentless campaigner and close ally of the late Imam Khomeini and the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
Zarif said that in addition to serving in sensitive and key positions, the late ayatollah also played an influential role in the field of the countrys Foreign Policy to go through the hard times.
He said that Iran and the entire world would always remember the role played by the late ayatollah and his memories.