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President in a cabinet session:

Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani was truly a powerful arm for Supreme Leader/Gov't members, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani's enthusiasts should boost efforts in serving people, backing Leader

President Rouhani chaired a cabinet session on Sunday and described Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani's demise as a very unfortunate tragedy and a vacuum that cannot be compensated with anything else.

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Stressing that the Supreme Leader has lost a great supporter, Dr Rouhani said: "Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani was truly a powerful arm for Supreme Leader".

The President also described Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani's extraordinary contribution to the country, revolution and Islam, being conscientious, and being subject to unfair attacks during different points in time of revolution and unexpectedness of the events as three main factors that took people to participate largely in his commemoration ceremony.

"Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani literally supported and preached moderation in the society in his lifetime and commemorating him means following his path," the President added.

He also invited people to exercise unity and continued that the national unity that has been established in the event should be always respected.

Dr Rouhani also called on government members and enthusiasts of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani to boost efforts in serving people and supporting the Supreme Leader.

At the same session, the Council of Ministers approved the bill of cooperation in preventing and responding to emergency situations in Caspian Sea.

The government also approved two bills aimed at cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Indonesia in the field of extradition of criminals and mutual legal cooperation in criminal matters.

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