Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi buried in the Mashhad shrine

The remains of Iran’s late president Ebrahim Raisi have been buried in his hometown of Mashhad.

Raisi was buried Thursday at the holy shrine of Imam Reza, a revered figure in Shiite Islam.

The burial of the 63-year-old hardline cleric was witnessed by a large crowd.

Recall that seven people died along with Raisi in a helicopter crash on Sunday due to bad weather in the mountainous northwest of Iran.

Among them is Raisi’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, 60, who was buried on Thursday at the shrine of Shah Abdol-Azim in Rey, a southern suburb of the capital Tehran.

Acting President Mohammad Mokhber, who will hold office until elections are held on June 28, was present there to make arrangements for the burial.

State media described Thursday’s event as “historic,” while the mayor of Mashhad was quoted as saying that “three million mourners” had attended, a number almost equal to the city’s entire population.

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