TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei sent a message of condolence following the assassination of Hujjat al-Islam Abbas Ali Soleimani.
The text of the message, released by Khamenei.ir, is as follows:
“In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful,
Following the assassination and martyrdom of the late Hujjat al-Islam Mr. Haj Sheikh Abbas Ali Soleimani (may God bestow His mercy on him), I would like to offer my condolences to his honorable family and fond friends. He was a member of the Assembly of Experts, was the leader of the Friday prayers in Zahedan and Kashan for many years, and was continuously working to serve the Islamic Republic. I ask God, the Almighty, to elevate his rank and to accept the services he offered.
Sayyid Ali Khamenei
April 27, 2023”
Abbas Ali Soleimani, a member of the Assembly of Experts and also a former representative of Leader of the Islamic Revolution in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan and Balouchestan, died in hospital on Wednesday after being shot at a bank in the city of Babolsar.