An archive of news and views about the late Iranian ex-president, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Fa’ezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani, an Iranian politician and ex-lawmaker, has been indicted in a legal case brought against her over her comments deemed insulting to Islam’s Holy Prophet Muhammad as well as accusations of propaganda activities against the country’s Islamic establishment.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, has urged members of the Expediency Discernment Council to think and act based on revolutionary ideals.
Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, the eldest son of the late Iranian politician Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, was unanimously elected as the head of Tehran’s new City Council.
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.
The eldest son of the late Iranian former president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani thanked Iranians for picturing their solidarity during the funeral of his father.
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.
IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday and picked headlines from 37 them. The selected headlines show how Iranian newspapers continued covering the death of Ayatollah Rafsanjani in their front pages one day after the funeral ceremony.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani referred to the participation of Iranian people from all walks of life in the Tuesday funeral ceremony held for former president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, and said that the opportunity can be tapped for national reconciliation.
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.
Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief Executive of Afghanistan, has reportedly arrived in the Iranian capital to attend an ongoing memorial ceremony for the late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Saad Hariri, the Prime Minister of Lebanon, in a message offered his nation’s condolences to the Islamic Republic of Iran on the death of ex-President Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
A huge crowd of Iranian people, high-ranking authorities, and celebrities attended the funeral ceremony of prominent cleric, former president, and chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in Tehran on Tuesday.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei performed the ritual ‘prayer for the deceased’ in the funeral ceremony of former Iranian president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Tuesday.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei will perform the ritual ‘prayer for the deceased’ (Salat al-Mayyit) in the funeral of former Iranian president and chairman of the country’s Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Tuesday.
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.
IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Monday and picked headlines from 44 them. The selected headlines show how Iranian newspapers covered the death of Ayatollah Rafsanjani in their front pages.
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