IRANIAN MINISTER SENDS CONDOLENCES OVER DEATH
OF BOSNIA'S IZETBEGOVIC
Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) - October 20, 2003
Tehran - Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi here on Monday (20 October) in a message addressed to the Presidency member of Bosnia-Hercegovina Sulejman Tihic expressed the condolences of Iranian government and nation over the passing away of former President Alija Izetbegovic.
A report released by the Foreign Ministry media department quoting Kharrazi referred to the late president's serious attempts to defend the identity and territorial integrity of his homeland as well as the unity among the residents and various ethnic races of the country and called him a favourite and lasting figure in the turbulent history of Balkan.
Izetbegovic passed away on Sunday from a heart failure at the age of 78.
Source: IRNA news agency, Tehran, in English 1129
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