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JUL 27’98 04:07PM 

MIDDLE EAST DIVISION

Canadian Embassy

[Emblem]

Ambassade du Canada

 

Tehran 27 vii 98

 

Dear Rohani Family,

The Canadian Foreign Minister, The Hon. Lloyd Axworthy, has asked to convey to you his deepest sorrow and his condolences at your tragic loss – you have lost a son, a husband, a father in a manner that has shocked and angered the people of Canada. Were it not for the beliefs he held in conscience, he would still be with us. We bow our heads at the witness such a man has given to his convictions.

Please accept this expression of deep sorrow, profound respect for your loved one, and fellowship with you who survive this.

Yours sincerely,

[signed]

(Michel de Salaberry)