Seyyed Hassan Khomeini bids farewell with late president's funeral

Seyyed Hassan Khomeini bids farewell with late president's funeral

The grandson of the founder of the Islamic Republic made an emotional bid farewell with funeral of late Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi.

Seyyed Hassan Khomeini recited Quranic verses and prayed for the late president during a ceremony at Imam Khomeini Mosalla of Tehran on Wednesday

Iranians attended a ceremony at Imam Khomeini Mosalla of Tehran as part of mourning ceremonies in the late hours of Tuesday to pay homage to President Raeisi and his late associates.

World leaders, presidents, ambassadors and international personalities as well as high-profile figures of the Axis of Resistance, including Ismail Haniyeh, the political bureau chief of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, and Sheikh Naim Qassem, deputy secretary-general of Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement, attended the ceremony.

The millions-strong procession started from the University of Tehran to the iconic Azadi Square.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei earlier led prayers over the bodies of President Ebrahim Raeisi and his companions in Tehran as millions of people gathered to hold funeral procession.

The martyred lost their lives in a tragic helicopter crash in the northwestern province of East Azarbaijan.

The mass public received the coffins of the eight victims of the crash at the University of Tehran on Wednesday morning before Ayatollah Khamenei led prayers on the bodies.

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