Head of Muslim Association of Greece Naeem Kondur said the demise of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is a big loss for the Islamic world.
(AhlulBayt News Agency) - He said the ayatollah always worked for the unity in the Islamic world.
He said the ayatollah always tried to remove differences and safeguard the interests of the Muslims.
Ayatollah Rafsanjani was admitted to Shohada Hospital in northern Tehran on Sunday after suffering a heart attack. He passed away later in the day. He was 82.
Iran is observing three days of national mourning in honor of Ayatollah Rafsanjani.
Rafsanjani helped establish the Combatant Clergy Association in 1977, which proved fatefully instrumental in the victory of the Islamic Revolution two years later.
He became Iran’s first Speaker of Parliament after the Revolution, serving until 1989.
Then, he was elected president, in which position he functioned until 1997.
He was also the chairman of the Expediency Council, a position he kept until his departure.