Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei led prayers held for late Ayatollah Abbas Vaez Tabasi in the holy city of Mashad on Saturday morning.
The funeral ceremony for Ayatollah Tabasi was held in Mashad Saturday morning with the presence of high ranking Iranian officials including President Hassan Rouhani and the Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani as well as Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani.
The late ayatollah was the Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi which is in charge of holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) and the Leader’s representative in Razavi, North and South Khorasan provinces, who died at the age of 80 for respiratory problems on Friday.
Ayatollah Khamenei in a message released on Friday condoled demise of Ayatollah Vaez Tabasi.
The supreme Leader wrote in his message that the late ayatollah was a dear brother to him, a devoted disciple for late Imam Khomeini and a hard working servant for the revolution.
He was one of pioneers in Islamic movement, who stayed with the revolution and people to the end of his life, the message said.
The Leader condoled with family of the late ayatollah, especially his patient spouse and children and wished them patience and tolerance.