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Iran: Raishi's funeral today in Mashhad – The anti-Israel “axis of resistance” met

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<p><strong>Honor guard as the plane carrying the coffin landed in Mashhad – He will be buried in the golden-domed Imam Reza mausoleum, which is Islam's holiest site in the country</></p>
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<p>In the mausoleum of <strong>Imam Reza,</strong> with its golden dome, which is considered the holiest site of Islam in <strong>Iran</strong> and is revered by Shia Muslims as the cemetery where the 9th Imam rests century <strong>ali al-Reza</strong> will be buried today the late president of Iran, <strong>Ebrahim Raishi.</strong> <strong>Mohammed Mohbar,</strong> who was first vice president, has taken over as interim president until elections are held on June 28.</p>
<p>The funeral comes four days after the crash of the helicopter carrying Raishi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and others. six people. Raishi, 63, was considered the front-runner to succeed Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who is 85.</p>
<p>Meanwhile, on the sidelines of the funeral, leaders of the anti-Israel so-called “Axis of Resistance” » they discussed on the sidelines of the funeral about the war in Gaza.</p>
<p><strong>Funeral procession with thousands of people</strong></p>
<p><strong>Raishi</strong>'s coffin was airlifted to <strong>Mashhad,</strong> Raishi's hometown in northeastern Iran.</p >
<p>A little earlier, in the eastern city of <strong>Birzad,</strong> a funeral procession was held in his honor, with thousands of people taking to the streets to pay their last respects.</p>
<p> As the plane with the coffin landed in <strong>Mashad,</strong> an honor guard stood at attention.</p>
<p><strong>Ceremony in memory of foreign minister</strong></p>
<p>Ceremony in memory of Amirabdolakhian was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in <strong>Tehran,</strong> where Acting Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani described him as a martyr who “vouched for the revolutionary nature of the foreign ministry”.</p>
<p><strong>Amirabdolakhian</strong> will be buried south of Tehran in the mausoleum of <strong>Shah Abdulazim,</strong> strong> where prominent Iranian politicians and artists are buried.</p>
<p><strong>Meeting of the “axis of resistance”</strong></p>
<p>On the sidelines of <strong>Raishi's funeral,</strong> leaders of organizations of the anti-Israeli so-called “axis of resistance” met yesterday, Wednesday, to discuss the war between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas in <strong>Gaza</strong>, official media announced today.</p>
<p >'Axis of resistance' unites allies of <strong>Iran</strong> in the fight against <strong>Israel,</strong> mainly the Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas, the Lebanese Hezbollah, the Houthi rebels of Yemen and Iraqi Shiite organizations.</p>
<p class=The leaders of these movements met after attending the ceremonies organized yesterday, Wednesday, in Tehran in tribute to Raisi.

“During this meeting, the political, social and military situation in Gaza (…) and the role of the resistance axis were discussed,” Irib state television reported.

The holding of the meeting it was also announced by the Al Manar TV station of the Islamist movement Hezbollah, which broadcast pictures.

“The continuation of jihad and the fight until the complete victory of the Palestinian resistance in Gaza , with the participation of resistance axis organizations, was underlined” by the participants, according to Irib.

On behalf of Iran, general Hossein Salami, commander of the Revolutionary Guards, the ideological army of the Islamic Republic, as well as general Esmail Kaani, commander of the Quds Force, the external operations branch of the Guards, were present at the meeting. p>

The Houthi representative Mohammed Abdul Salam, also participated Hezbollah second-in-command Naim Qassem and Hamas political leader Ismail Haniya, who had previously been received by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Representatives of Islamic Jihad and Iraqi organizations also attended. , according to Fars news agency.

source: First Topic

Source: 24h.com.cy

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