One-day national mourning declared on demise of ayatollah

August 1, 2007 - 0:0

TEHRAN (IRNA) -- Cabinet of ministers declared Wednesday as a ""National Mourning Day"" on the sad occasion of demise of Ayatollah Ali Meshkini. I In a statement, the ministers offered their condolences to the supreme leader, religious authorities, nation, and the bereaved family.

Meanwhile, in the statement, a 2-day public mourning has been declared in Qom Province, where the late ayatollah lived
Suffering two weeks from pulmonic diseases, head of Experts Assembly Ayatollah Ali Meshkini passed away on Monday afternoon at the age of 86