Aug 27, 2017, 10:36 AM
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Iran President, cabinet members pay tribute to late Imam Khomeini

Tehran, Aug 27, IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his new cabinet members paid homage on Sunday to the Founder of the Islamic Republic the late Imam Khomeini at his mausoleum in southern Tehran.

President Rouhani and his new cabinet members who won vote of confidence from the parliament last week attended the mausoleum of the late Imam to renew allegiance to the Father of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in the country.

The visit took place on the fourth day of the national Government Week (August 23-30) which marks the martyrdom anniversary of top Iranian government officials during a terrorist bombing in 1981.

President Rouhani and his ministers paid tribute to the late Imam by laying a wreath at his tomb and later at the tombs of the martyrs of the 1981 which are located in the nearby cemetery of Tehran known as Behesht-e Zahra.

On August 30, 1981, a number of top Iranian officials including the then president Mohammad Ali Rajaei and prime minister Mohammad Javad Bahonar, were killed in a huge explosion which was caused by a member of the terrorist Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO).