Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

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  • 02br1 arman khomeini80.jpg 2017-01-19 12:46

    We need someone who knows Imam well: Hassan Khomeini

    TEHRAN – As time passes, there is less and less access to people who lived with Imam Khomeini and experienced his frame of mind, Hassan Khomeini said on Wednesday in an indirect reference to the death of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

  • امضای دفتر یادبود درگذشت آیت الله هاشمی رفسنجانی 2017-01-18 14:12

    Foreign envoys pay tribute to Rafsanjani by signing guestbook

    TEHRAN – A number of foreign ambassadors to Tehran on Tuesday visited the secretariat of the Expediency Council to sign a guestbook in memory of the late Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who headed the council before he died.

  • seal lock 2017-01-17 13:30

    ‘Sealing of offices of Rafsanjani advisors natural’ 

    TEHRAN – The director of public relations at the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council on Monday said that sealing the offices of a few advisors to the late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, former head of the council, is “a bureaucratic and natural measure which will be revoked soon.”

  • No Expediency Council meeting until replacement for Rafsanjani 2017-01-16 20:12

    No Expediency Council meeting until replacement for Rafsanjani

    TEHRAN – The Expediency Council said on Monday it will not hold meetings until the Supreme Leader appoints someone to replace the late Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani as chairman of the council.

  • Rafsanjani’s family thanks nation for huge funeral turnout 2017-01-15 20:46

    Nation observes 7th day service for Rafsanjani 

    TEHRAN – A large memorial service was held on Sunday afternoon to mark the seventh day after the death of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

  • 02-br5 mehr khatami90.jpg 2017-01-15 14:20

    Assembly of Experts to convene over a Rafsanjani replacement

    TEHRAN – The Assembly of Experts presiding board is going to hold a meeting in the near future over appointing a replacement for the late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

  • Leader holds commemoration ceremony for Hujattul-Islam Rafsanjani 2017-01-14 19:50

    Memorial service to be held for Rafsanjani on Sunday

    TEHRAN – A 7th day service to commemorate the departure of the late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is to be held on Sunday afternoon at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum, where Rafsanjani was laid to rest.

  • Mohsen Rezaee 2017-01-14 15:31

    ‘Rafsanjani sought govt.-Majlis coordination with Leader’ 

    TEHRAN – During the last session of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani stressed that the government and Majlis should coordinate their actions with the Leader, the council’s secretary said on Friday.

  • rouhani 2017-01-13 20:15

    Rouhani calls for close Iran-Turkey co-op to serve Mideast interests

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that it is essential for Iran and Turkey to expand ties in line with effort to serve the long term interests of the Middle East region.

  • 02br2 mehr kashani90.jpg 2017-01-13 20:13

    Cleric: Rafsanjani funeral a show of national solidarity

    TEHRAN – The interim Friday prayer leader of Tehran has said that the funeral of the late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was a show of national solidarity.

  • kadkhodaei kadkhodaee 2017-01-12 18:30

    ‘Mid-term Assembly of Experts election entails request’

    TEHRAN – The spokesman of the Guardian Council has said holding a mid-term election for the Assembly of Experts would require an official request by the assembly.

  • zarif 2017-01-12 16:45

    Diplomats offer condolences to Zarif on Rafsanjani demise

    TEHRAN – Foreign ambassadors and diplomats in Tehran on Wednesday offered condolences to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the demise of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

  • 02br1 tabnak movahedi70.jpg 2017-01-12 14:36

    Iranian nation will remember Rafsanjani’s services: cleric

    TEHRAN – The secretary general of the Combatant Clergy Association has said that the Iranian nation will not forget the services of the late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani to the country.

  • عبدالله عبدالله 2017-01-12 10:56

    Afghans mindful of Rafsanjani’s support in trying times: Abdullah 

    TEHRAN – In an appearance with President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday in Tehran on Wednesday, Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said the late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is known to the Afghan nation who are grateful to his support in trying times. 

  • Rafsanjani’s family thanks nation for huge funeral turnout 2017-01-11 19:40

    Rafsanjani’s family thanks nation for huge funeral turnout

    TEHRAN – The family of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani issued a statement on Tuesday expressing gratitude to the Iranian nation for attending the funeral of the late ayatollah in huge numbers.

  • Leader holds commemoration ceremony for Hujattul-Islam Rafsanjani 2017-01-11 17:51

    Leader holds commemoration ceremony for Hujattul-Islam Rafsanjani

    Ayatollah Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, held a commemoration ceremony at the Hussayniyeh of Imam Khomeini to mourn the loss of his old friend, who was a comrade-in-arms and close associate in the Islamic Republic of Iran, His Eminence Hujjatul-Islam wal-Muslimeen Hashemi Rafsanjani (ra) the chairman of the Council of Expediency, this morning, January 11, 2017. Relatives of Hujattul-Islam wal-Muslimeen Hashemi Rafsanjani, heads of three government branches, government and army officials, as well as people representing various groups were in attendance. Quran reciters recited verses from the Holy Book, and panegyrists eulogized on the grandeur of Prophet’s lineage (pbut).

  • Iran holds funeral ceremony for Rafsanjani   2017-01-11 17:48

    Iran holds funeral ceremony for Rafsanjani

    TEHRAN - Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was laid to rest on Tuesday 8 Jan 2017, capping three days of mourning as millions of Iranians said farewell to the “pillar of the Revolution” with a mix of tears and choruses of “Hashemi Is Alive.” Photo: Tehran Times/ Mohammadreza Abbassi - Majid Haghdoust

  • هاشمی رفسنجانی 2017-01-11 14:37

    By: Ali Kushki  

    Rafsanjani and his political legacy 

  • هاشمی رفسنجانی 2017-01-11 12:54

    Rafsanjani: A unifying figure

    Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was a great treasure for the Islamic Republic.

  • اقامه نماز رهبر انقلاب بر پیکر حجت‌الاسلام والمسلمین هاشمی رفسنجانی 2017-01-10 12:52

    By Ali Kushki

    Iran holds funeral ceremony for Rafsanjani  

    TEHRAN - Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was laid to rest on Tuesday, capping three days of mourning as millions of Iranians said farewell to the “pillar of the Revolution” with a mix of tears and choruses of “Hashemi Is Alive.”

  • Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani 2017-01-09 15:50

    President condoles Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani's demise

    Islam lost a valuable asset; Iran a great figure; Islamic Revolution a brave guide; state a wise, unparalleled figure

    TEHRAN - President Hassan Rouhani extended condolences on the sad demise of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, describing him a valuable asset of Islam, a great figure of Iran, a brave guide of the Islamic Revolution and a wise, unparalleled figure of the state.

  • Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani 2017-01-09 13:00

    The Leader expresses condolences over Rafsanjani’s demise

    TEHRAN - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has issued a message, expressing his condolences over passing away of his old friend and comrade and companion during the Islamic Movement’s struggles, Hojjatoleslam Hajj Sheikh Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

  • Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani 2017-01-08 21:37

    By: Ali Kushki

    Farewell to Rafsanjani

    TEHRAN – Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, chairman of the Expediency Council and former president of Iran, died at the age of 82 on Sunday afternoon in a hospital in Tehran.

  • Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani 2017-01-08 20:15

    Rafsanjani passes away

    TEHRAN - Veteran Iranian politician Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died of heart attack late on Sunday.

  • کراپ‌شده - هاشمی رفسنجانی ظهر در بازدید از پارک علم و فناوری مشهد 2017-01-08 19:49

    Rafsanjani hospitalized

    TEHRAN - Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was hospitalized today in a hospital in Tehran for unspecified reasons.

  • دیدار رئیس، اعضای هیأت امنا و مدیران دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی با آیت‌الله هاشمی رفسنجانی 2017-01-05 11:12

    Rafsanjani pillories Ahmadinejad administration over ignoring popular capacities 

    TEHRAN – Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani censured on Wednesday the Ahmadinejad administration for playing down the role of the people in making things happen differently.  

  • Rafsanjani urges Sunnis, Shias to focus on commonalities 2016-12-12 21:01

    Rafsanjani urges Sunnis, Shias to focus on commonalities

    TEHRAN – Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, chairman of the Expediency Council, has urged Sunni and Shia Muslims to focus on commonalities instead of differences, ISNA reported.

  • Hashemi Rafsanjani 2016-12-11 21:36

    Rafsanjani reassures investors that Iran is not adventurous

    TEHRAN – Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, chairman of the Expediency Council, said on Sunday that Iran is not an “adventurous country” and would not pose risks to foreign investors, ISNA reported.

  • rafsanjani 2016-11-24 20:40

    Iran acts with dignity in face of U.S. hostility: Rafsanjani

    TEHRAN - Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Tuesday that Iran acts based on “dignity”, “wisdom” and “expediency” in the face of the U.S. sanctions and hostile stances.

  • rafsanjani 2016-11-08 21:24

    Rafsanjani says extremism leads to deviation

    TEHRAN - Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, chairman of the Expediency Council, said on Tuesday that extremism is the reason behind any deviation from the right course.