Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Former Iranian intelligence minister dies at 76

Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammadi Rayshahri, former Iranian intelligence minister and a member of the Assembly of Experts, has passed away at the age of 76, after a period of hospitalization for illness.

Rayshahri served in several senior positions during his political tenure including as intelligence minister and Iran’s prosecutor general, among others.

He was later assigned the position of caretaker of Shah Abdol-Azim shrine in southern Tehran, which he held until his death.

Rayshahri was also active in teaching Quran and Hadith and founded the Quran and Hadith University, which he chaired before his death.

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