In the name of Allah, the most Compassionate, the Most Merciful
To Allah we belong, and to Him we shall return
The sudden and deplorable demise of immemorial friend of Imam Khomeini (may Allah rest his soul in peace), comrade and compeer of the Supreme Leader and one of the pillars of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (may Allah rest his soul in peace) is an irreparable and painful incident.
He was one of the senior of the Islamic movement and a vigilant and devoted servant of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Our honorable people do not forget his valuable endeavor for Revolution, the establishment of the Islamic system, management of imposing war, reconstruction and keeping with the goals and ideals of Imam Khomeini.
Now he is along with his comrades in the heaven and he is the guest of the mercy of Allah and his name and memory will remain with our people and community.
I condole such sorrow to the honorable people of Iran, the Supreme Leader, great scholars, grand Maraja` and his dear family, especially his respectable wife, offspring, brothers and his followers and ask for divine mercy and pleasure for him and patience and peace for his family and relatives.
On the behalf of the house of the late his eminence Grand Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili (may Allah rest his soul in peace)
Seyyid Ali Mousavi Ardebili