Saturday, 19 August, 2017

Iran’s Expediency Council Chief Hashemi Rafsanjani Dies at 83

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Head of Iran’s Expediency Council and two-time president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died at a Tehran hospital on Sunday, Fars news reported.

Hashemi Rafsanjani was rushed to the Tajreesh Martyres Hospital in Northern Tehran after experiencing a heart failure Sunday afternoon.

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani or Hashemi Bahramani was born on 25 August, 1934 and was an influential Iranian politician and writer, who was the fourth president of Iran.

He was Iran’s Parliament Speaker in the 1980s and the country’s president for two terms from 1989 to 1997.

Hashemi Rafsanjani also served as chairman of Iran’s Experts Assembly that is tasked with choosing the country’s Leader.

He was also head of Iran’s Expediency Council ever since 1987.

 

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