President Raisi’s Funeral Held in Birjand before Burial in Mashhad

President Raisi’s Funeral Held in Birjand before Burial in Mashhad

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A massive funeral service for late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was held in the eastern city of Birjand on Thursday before his burial in the holy city of Mashhad.

A huge crowd of mourners attended the funeral of President Raisi in Birjand, the capital of South Khorasan Province.

The president will be laid to rest Thursday at noon in Mashhad in northeast Iran, where the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) is located.

Funeral processions for the late president and his entourage have been held in Tabriz, Qom and Tehran in the past recent days.

On Wednesday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei performed the ritual Salat al-Mayyit (prayer for the deceased) at the funeral service in Tehran.

A helicopter carrying President Raisi and his entourage crashed in northwestern mountainous forests on May 19.

The fatal accident happened as the president was returning from Khoda Afarin region in Iran’s northwestern province of East Azarbaijan after inaugurating a dam at the common border with the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The crash killed President Raisi, Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian, Friday prayers leader of Tabriz Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Al-e-Hashem, Governor of East Azarbaijan Malek Rahmati, the commander of the president’s security team, two pilots and a flight crew.

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