US State Department offers condolences over Rafsanjani’s passing away

وداع با پیکر آیت الله هاشمی رفسنجانی در حسینیه جماران

Tehran (ISNA) – A U.S. State Department official offered condolences over the passing of Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

The official described Rafsanjani ‎as a "prominent figure" throughout the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran. "We send our condolences to his family and loved ones," the official said in a statement.

Former Iranian president Ayatollah Rafsanjani passed away in a hospital in Tehran at the age of 82 due to a heart condition on Sunday.

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