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The late Iranian politician and former president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was the main supporter of the incumbent president Hassan Rouhani, but his brother Mohammad is going to challenge Rouhani’s presidency despite the elder brother’s advice.
A reformist analyst has urged Iranian reformists to refrain from adopting aggressive approaches towards the Establishment, by redefining their relationship as well as their role and position with and within it, respectively.
A close aide to late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has ruled out foul play in the death of the senior cleric and official.
Former Iranian president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani had such a prominent role in Iran’s politics that his demise will have consequences for both reformists and conservatives in future.
An official says the recent sealing of the offices of a number of advisors to the late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, former chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council, was “a bureaucratic and natural measure which will be revoked soon.”
A reformist politician believes that after ex-president Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani’s death no one has that much ability to co-ordinate all reformist and moderate movements.
Iran’s president will preside over the Expediency Council (EC) sessions until a new chairman is appointed by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, an EC member said.
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.