Taliban Officials Leave For Tehran To Participate In Iranian President’s Funeral Ceremony

Wednesday, 05/22/2024

The Taliban announced that Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, and Amir Khan Muttaqi, the group's Foreign Minister, have left for Tehran to attend the funeral ceremony of Ebrahim Raisi.

Today, May 22, marks the second day of the funeral ceremonies for Raisi and his companions.

On Wednesday, Baradar’s office announced on the X social media platform about the officials' trip to Tehran. The first round of the official funeral ceremonies for Raisi and his companions began on Tuesday morning in Tabriz. Their bodies were then transferred to Tehran.

During Wednesday's ceremony, the bodies will be moved to Tehran's Mosalla mosque, where another ceremony will be held. On Thursday morning, the funeral ceremony will take place in South Khorasan province, after which the bodies will be transferred to Mashhad city.

The death of Raisi and his companions in a helicopter crash on the way to Tabriz has sparked widespread reactions around the world.

Previously, Mohammad Hassan Akhund, the Taliban's Prime Minister, expressed deep sadness and sorrow over the death of Raisi, the President of Iran, and his companions in a statement.

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