The funeral ceremony of Sayyad Khodaei, an IRGC colonel and defender of the holy shrine, was held on Tuesday ay 24. Large numbers of people attended this funeral in Imam Hussein sq in Tehran to pay their respect.
According to official reports, Khodaei was shot dead by two motorcyclists in front of his home in Tehran on Sunday.
The IRGC decried Khodaei’s murder as a “terrorist act”. No one claimed responsibility for the attack yet, and the cause of the murder is still unknown.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi gave a speech in Tehran on Monday condemning the assassination of IRGC’s Colonel Sayad Khodaei.
“I consider it necessary to congratulate and condole the martyrdom of our dear Colonel Mr. Sayad Khodaei to his family and to the dears in IRGC, and to ask God Almighty to exalt him,” said Raisi, who blamed the Sunday killing of the high-ranking Quds colonel on ‘global arrogance’, a term widely used in Iran to refer the US and in particular Israel.
Other Iranian officials have called this incident a terrorist act and condemned it.