Iranian media reported the body of Roknabadi, who was declared missing, was identified through fingerprints and DNA testing. [source: RFE/RL]
Secondary testing will be used to determine if Roknabadi died in the hajj crush, his brother was quoted saying by ISNA news agency.
"If the result of examinations in Tehran contradicts the Saudis' claim that my brother died in the Mina incident we will complain via international forums," Morteza Roknabadi said.
He acknowledged the rumours about his brother's death, which followed recent remarks by Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian. [source: AFP]
Aircraft observed in transporting of Roknabad's remains to THR is Iran Air Airbus A320-232, reg. EP-IEB (cn 575)
Artesh presidential guard serve as pallbearers 26NOV15 at Mehrabad International Airport
Lebanese Hezbollah flag displayed at funeral procession for Ghazanfar Roknabadi
Until last year, Roknabadi was Tehran's envoy to Beirut, a highly sensitive post. Lebanon is home to the Iranian-backed Shiite movement Hezbollah, allied with President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian civil war, who Riyadh has repeatedly urged to stand down. [source: AFP]
Imagery of the deceased on IRI flag-draped coffin, during funeral procession in Tehran
Bereaved family members during the funeral of Ghazanfar Roknabadi, in Tehran
Bereaved family members with image of the deceased at the funeral of Ghazanfar Roknabadi, in Tehran
Photos: Islamic Republic News Agency
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