Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani: Iran’s evolving revolutionary

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani: Iran's evolving revolutionary Hashemi Rafsanjani’s bid to run in the 2013 presidential election as a reformist candidate was thwarted by the powerful Guardian Council. By bne IntelliNews January 9, 2017. Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a founding father of Iran’s 1979 Islamic

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Analysis: A blow to Iran reformers as Trump presidency looms

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The Legacy Of Iran’s Rafsanjani

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the man known as the “order’s pillar” (sotun-e nezam), died from a sudden heart attack on Sunday. He leaves behind a legacy as complicated and multifaceted as the order (and associated institutions) that he more than anyone …


Rafsanjani’s funeral in Tehran draws hundreds of thousands of mourners

Iranians gather around a hearse carrying the coffin of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani during his funeral ceremony in the capital Tehran, on January 10, 2017. (AFP/Atta Kenare). Several hundred thousand mourners attended the funeral Tuesday …


Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

An influential leader and prominent figure in the 1979 Iranian Revolution, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was one of Iran’s most well-known “moderates.” On Sunday, at age 82, he died from a heart attack in a hospital in north Tehran. Depending on which news …


The Islamic Republic of Iran mourns an Ayatollah – Tehran is neither shaken nor stirred

Catherine Shakdam is a political analyst, writer and commentator for the Middle East with a special focus on radical movements and Yemen. A regular pundit on RT and other networks her work has appeared in major publications: MintPress, the Foreign …


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Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, took the prayers at the memorial service for his rival, former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died Sunday at 82. That gives some idea of the complexity of internal politics in Iran. Khamenei

Washington Times

Death of Iran’s Rafsanjani: Ex-president was a man of peace

Seyed Hossein Mousavian is a Middle East security and nuclear policy specialist at Princeton University and author of “Iran and the United States: An Insider’s View on the Failed Past and the Road to Peace.” He was an advisor to Rafsanjani and the


Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani: Iran’s evolving revolutionary

Iran’s former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died on Sunday, was a pivotal figure in the foundation of the Islamic republic in 1979 and he continued to shape it. The pugnacious ayatollah, who was 82, was pronounced dead at a hospital in

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Uzbekistan President sympathizes with Iranians over Ayatollah Rafsanjani demise

The newly-elected President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev in a message condoled President Hassan Rouhani on the late Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani who passed away on Sunday. (AhlulBayt News Agency) …

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Tens of thousands attend Iran ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani funeral

Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani was among the main aides to late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini. “It is not unreasonable to consider this possibility”. But two exiled Iranian opposition figures who spoke to VOA’s Persian service Monday …

Herald Keeper

Revolutionary former president of Iran laid to rest

TEHRAN, Jan. 11 (MNA) – On Tuesday, hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to the streets to be part of the historic burial ceremony of the revolutionary man, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani who passed away on Sunday at the age of 82. In early morning hour, …

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