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Dozens of Senior Officials from 50 Countries, Alongside Millions of Iranians, Attend Late President Ebrahim Raisi’s Funeral

Millions of Iranian mourners, including Iranian Jews, flocked to the country’s capital, Tehran, to partake in the funeral of Iranian President Sayyed Ebrahim Raisi who was killed in a helicopter crash alongside other high ranking officials on May 19. 

Dignitaries from dozens of countries also arrived in Tehran to pay their respects to the late Iranian President. 

An estimated 68 senior officials from over 50 countries and several international organizations were in attendance at an official ceremony at the Iran International Conference Center in Tehran, paying their respects to the bodies of  President Raeisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, and other officials killed  in the helicopter crash.

Among the senior officials representing their countries in the funeral ceremony were the Qatari Emir, Turkmenistan’s National Leader, Presidents of Tunisia and Tajikistan, Prime Ministers of Iraq, Armenia, Qatar, and Azerbaijan as well as Parliament Speakers from Iraq, Russia, Algeria Uzbekistan Kazakhstan and Lebanon.

Palestinian Resistance Leader Ismail Haniyeh was also present at the funeral ceremony, as well as a Yemeni delegation headed by the official spokesman for the Ansarallah,  Muhammad Abdusalam, paid their respects to the fallen Iranian leaders. 

The body of President Raeisi will be transferred to the city of Birjand in eastern Iran for a procession on Thursday May 23, before he is laid to rest in Mashhad the following evening.

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