24 May 2024 - 10:43
  • News ID: 642110
Ayatollah Raisi Laid to Rest, Cabinet Bid Farewell

SHANA (Tehran) - Iranian Minister of Petroleum, Jawad Owji, and other members of the 13th administration cabinet along with millions of peoples attended Iranian president Ibrahim Raisi’s funeral ceremony on Thursday in Mashhad, where the president laid to rest at the courtyard of holy shrine of Imam Reza (SA), the eighth Imam of Shia.

Ibrahim Raisi, the eighth president to the Islamic Republic of Iran, lost his life along with seven other companions onboard during a chopper crash than happened last Sunday, May 19. The incident happened in northwest Iran, where the president had taken part in the opening ceremony of a dam on Aras River along with his counterpart from Azerbaijan Republic, Ilham Aliyev. He was on his way to return to Tabriz, the capital of Northeast Azerbaijan province, to inaugurate a number of oil refining projects, when the chopper carrying him crashed in a mountainous area, killing all 8 onboard including the president and the minister of foreign affairs, Hossain Amirabdollahian.

On the impact of Raisi death on the petroleum ministry functions in the future and the possibility on any changes in ministry’s policies, minister of petroleum said in a televised program on Tuesday that he and other petroleum ministry mangers had held a meeting in which they have expressed their commitment to the advancement of the ministry targets as planned.

“The petroleum ministry’s managers vowed in the meeting that they would continue the ministry’s projects as planned without any disruption.” Owji said.

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