Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary General in a message offered his condolences over the demise of former Iranian president Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani and called on Iran to continue his pragmatic approach to regional affairs.
Iran lost a great revolutionary figure and the Muslim world an astute politician, said the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter to his Iranian counterpart on death of Iran’s ex-president Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani.
The first edition of Iran-Arab World Cultural Dialogue Conference will be held in Tehran and Mashhad.
Former Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad al-Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah referred to the decreasing power of Western countries in the Middle East and highlighted the growing influence of such countries as Iran and Russia.
A number of high-ranking Iranian officials and several foreign guests attended a memorial service hosted by Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei for the late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Five months on since Gautier Leclerc, a French tourist, went missing in the Loot Desert in east-central Iran, no trace of him has been found yet despite nonstop search operations.
Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani offered his condolences over the death of former Iranian president and chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
The sudden demise of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a leading figure in the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran and a politician known for his moderate approaches towards other countries, particularly the Arab world, has received widespread reactions.
Iranian lawmakers have approved a plan that urges the administration to expand its academic relations with the world.
In a recent meeting between a Syrian academic delegation and an Iranian official, the two sides talked about joint academic plans for the future.