President Hassan Rouhani extended condolences on the sad demise of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, describing him a valuable asset of Islam, a great figure of Iran, a brave guide of the Islamic Revolution and a wise, unparalleled figure of the state.
President Rouhani's full message is as follows:
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
"We are from Allah, and to Him we shall return"
"And there is the type of man who gives his life to earn the pleasure of Allah: And Allah is full of kindness to (His) devotees" (Holy Quran)
In the days of H. H. Fatemeh Ma'sumeh's (SA) mourning and Amir Kabir's sad martyrdom, Iran sat mourning for its worthy commander and the national hero in fighting tyranny and colonisation went to meet his maker.
Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was Rouhollah [Khomeini]'s steadfast son, long-standing companion of the leader, distinguished and history-making figure of Islamic Revolution and somebody who was truly sympathetic towards people.