In his message, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei described Doaei as “a veteran fighter and a longtime friend of (the late founder of the Islamic Republic) the Great Imam (Khomeini).”
Ayatollah Khamenei praised Doaei for his “purity of soul, humbleness, living a simple life, deep and firm devotion to the great Imam and the Revolution, and steadfastness”.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi also in a message offered condolences over the passing of Doaei.
Doaei, the director of Iran’s Ettelaat Institution, died on Sunday in Tehran at the age of 81.
He was a companion of Imam Khomeini during his exile in the Iraqi city of Najaf. He was also Iran’s ambassador to Iraq between 1978 and 1979.