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The United States extends its sincere condolences to the Islamic community and the followers of the doctrine of Ahl al-Bayt and the great Marja’iyah on the death of the religious Marja’ Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Saeed al-Hakim.  He was a symbol of peace, unity, and compassion across the region and the world.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones on this day.

U.S. Department of State

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