Iran offers condolences on death of leading Italian orientalist

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TEHRAN, Jul. 10 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi has offered condolences on the death of Gianroberto Scarcia, the leading professor of Iranian studies and the founder of the Persian literature and language seat in Venice University.

In a Monday statement, Ghasemi extended the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s sympathy with the family and students of the late Italian professor and the readers of his remarkable books as well as all orientalists across the world.

“Throughout his fruitful life, the late professor made considerable efforts to teach and promote the Persian language and literature and expand the Iranian culture in the world,” he said.