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Ali Akbar Mohtashamipour listens to a speaker in a meeting in Tehran, Iran, on Dec. 4, 2003. Mohtashamipour, a Shiite cleric who as Iran’s ambassador to Syria helped found the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and lost his right hand to a book bombing reportedly carried out by Israel, died Monday, June 7, 2021, of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)