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February 23, 1986 | By Marc Duvoisin, Inquirer Staff Writer
The speaker of the Iranian parliament, addressing a mass funeral service for 44 people killed in the Thursday crash of a civilian airliner allegedly shot down by Iraqi warplanes, said yesterday that Iran "welcomed" the martyring of its people "in the cause of Islam. " "Our fighters will teach (the Iraqis) that this type of attack will not make us afraid," Hojatoleslam Hashemi Rafsanjani told tens of thousands of people gathered in front of the massive, white-marble parliament building.
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