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Iranians mourn as former leader Rafsanjani interred - Herald-Whig;

Iranians mourn as former leader Rafsanjani interred - Herald-Whig

Herald-WhigIranians mourn as former leader Rafsanjani interredHerald-WhigIn this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, foreground center, leads a prayer over the casket of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani at the Tehran University ...and more »

The Islamic Republic of Iran mourns an Ayatollah – Tehran is neither shaken nor stirred - RT;

The Islamic Republic of Iran mourns an Ayatollah – Tehran is neither shaken nor stirred - RT

RTThe Islamic Republic of Iran mourns an Ayatollah – Tehran is neither shaken nor stirredRTCatherine Shakdam is a political analyst, writer and commentator for the Middle East with a special focus on radical movements and Yemen. A regular pundit on RT and other networks her work has appeared in major publications: MintPress, the Foreign ...and more »

The Legacy Of Iran's Rafsanjani - Payvand;

The Legacy Of Iran's Rafsanjani - Payvand

PayvandThe Legacy Of Iran's RafsanjaniPayvandAkbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the man known as the "order's pillar" (sotun-e nezam), died from a sudden heart attack on Sunday. He leaves behind a legacy as complicated and multifaceted as the order (and associated institutions) that he more than anyone ...and more »

Rafsanjani's Death Reshuffles the Political Deck in Iran - Payvand;

Rafsanjani's Death Reshuffles the Political Deck in Iran - Payvand

PayvandRafsanjani's Death Reshuffles the Political Deck in IranPayvandThe public funeral of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, on January 10, 2017, led to the outpouring in Tehran of public calls for the release of opposition leaders held under house arrest and political prisoners in a resurgence of support for ...and more »

Editorials from around Pennsylvania - Kansas City Star

Editorials from around PennsylvaniaKansas City StarEditorials from around Pennsylvania. ---. IRAN MOVES ON: ANOTHER PHASE AFTER THE DEATH OF RAFSANJANI, Jan. 11. Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, took the prayers at the memorial service for his rival, former president Ali Akbar ...and more »

Opinion: The Death of Tehran's Besieged Fox - Asharq Al-awsat English;

Opinion: The Death of Tehran's Besieged Fox - Asharq Al-awsat English

Asharq Al-awsat EnglishOpinion: The Death of Tehran's Besieged FoxAsharq Al-awsat EnglishThe elegies that say that Iran's regime is now in danger due to the death of one of its pillars, Hashemi Rafsanjani, are untrue. The regime lost its falcon long ago; his feathers were plucked until he had no power and no real official value, and he was ...and more »

/ 'Death to Russia!' shout mourners at Rafsanjani's funeral - Middle East Monitor;

/ 'Death to Russia!' shout mourners at Rafsanjani's funeral - Middle East Monitor

Middle East Monitor/ 'Death to Russia!' shout mourners at Rafsanjani's funeralMiddle East MonitorIranians, who took part in the funeral procession of former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in Tehran yesterday, chanted “Death to Russia” and accused its embassy of being an espionage hub, Arabi 21 reported. The funeral procession was ...and more »

Iran: How Will Death of Rafsanjani Impact Regime? - StopFundamentalism.com (blog);

Iran: How Will Death of Rafsanjani Impact Regime? - StopFundamentalism.com (blog)

StopFundamentalism.com (blog)Iran: How Will Death of Rafsanjani Impact Regime?StopFundamentalism.com (blog)The former president of Iran, Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, died on 8th January at the age of 82 of a suspected heart attack. He has been described as one of the main pillars and 'key to the equilibrium' of the Iranian regime as well as one of its ...and more »

Memorial Service Held in Syria for Iran's Ayatollah Rafsanjani (+Photos) - Tasnim News Agency (press release);

Memorial Service Held in Syria for Iran's Ayatollah Rafsanjani (+Photos) - Tasnim News Agency (press release)

Tasnim News Agency (press release)Memorial Service Held in Syria for Iran's Ayatollah Rafsanjani (+Photos)Tasnim News Agency (press release)DAMASCUS (Tasnim) – A memorial service was held in the Syrian capital of Damascus to pay tribute to the late prominent Iranian cleric and chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. According to Tasnim dispatches, the ...and more »

Interior Ministry Ready for Assembly of Experts Midterm Election in Tehran - Tasnim News Agency (press release);

Interior Ministry Ready for Assembly of Experts Midterm Election in Tehran - Tasnim News Agency (press release)

Tasnim News Agency (press release)Interior Ministry Ready for Assembly of Experts Midterm Election in TehranTasnim News Agency (press release)TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian deputy interior minister voiced the ministry's readiness to hold the Assembly of Experts midterm election in Tehran Province, which lost one of its representatives in the assembly on Sunday. In an interview with Tasnim on ...and more »

Iran's Rafsanjani funeral marred by anti-Russia slogans - Anadolu Agency;

Iran's Rafsanjani funeral marred by anti-Russia slogans - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu AgencyIran's Rafsanjani funeral marred by anti-Russia slogansAnadolu AgencyCoffin of the former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is being carried during funeral ceremony at shrine of Ruhollah Khomeini, Tehran, Iran on January 10, 2017. related news. Turkish, Russian FMs discuss Syrian issue over phone · Ex-Iran ...and more »

Rafsanjani's death deals a major blow to Iran's reform movement - The National;

Rafsanjani's death deals a major blow to Iran's reform movement - The National

The NationalRafsanjani's death deals a major blow to Iran's reform movementThe NationalAkbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the founding member of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution and president for two consecutive terms, died this week. He was 82. Rafsanjani was known for his close ties with the current supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. However ...and more »

Uzbekistan President sympathizes with Iranians over Ayatollah Rafsanjani demise - Ahlul Bayt News Agency: Providing Shia News (press release);

Uzbekistan President sympathizes with Iranians over Ayatollah Rafsanjani demise - Ahlul Bayt News Agency: Providing Shia News (press release)

Ahlul Bayt News Agency: Providing Shia News (press release)Uzbekistan President sympathizes with Iranians over Ayatollah Rafsanjani demiseAhlul Bayt News Agency: Providing Shia News (press release)The newly-elected President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev in a message condoled President Hassan Rouhani on the late Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani who passed away on Sunday. (AhlulBayt News Agency) ...and more »

Terra Incognita: There are no reformers in the Iran regime - Jerusalem Post Israel News;

Terra Incognita: There are no reformers in the Iran regime - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jerusalem Post Israel NewsTerra Incognita: There are no reformers in the Iran regimeJerusalem Post Israel NewsThere are only militarists, theocrats, nationalists, extremists, the extreme right, the populist right, the fundamentalists, the Inquisition leaders, and floggers and executioners. People stage a protest against the recent execution by Iran of up to 20 ...and more »

Iran Rafsanjani death: Huge crowds at ex-president's funeral - BBC News - The Global Herald;

Iran Rafsanjani death: Huge crowds at ex-president's funeral - BBC News - The Global Herald

The Global HeraldIran Rafsanjani death: Huge crowds at ex-president's funeral - BBC NewsThe Global HeraldHundreds of thousands of Iranians have turned out in the capital, Tehran, for the funeral of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led the prayers at the ceremony. Rafsanjani, president from 1989 to 1997, died ...and more »

Leader Attends Memorial Service for Ex-Iranian President Rafsanjani - Tasnim News Agency (press release);

Leader Attends Memorial Service for Ex-Iranian President Rafsanjani - Tasnim News Agency (press release)

Tasnim News Agency (press release)Leader Attends Memorial Service for Ex-Iranian President RafsanjaniTasnim News Agency (press release)TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei participated in a memorial service held to pay tribute to the late prominent cleric Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran's former president and chairman of the ...and more »

Rafsanjani and his political legacy - Tehran Times;

Rafsanjani and his political legacy - Tehran Times

Tehran TimesRafsanjani and his political legacyTehran TimesAyatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has been and continues to be a name to conjure up with in Iran's contemporary history. Over more than six decades of political life, he never stepped into wilderness as indicated by dozens of nicknames such as a ...and more »

Whitewashing Rafsanjani's bloody legacy in Iran - Middle East Monitor;

Whitewashing Rafsanjani's bloody legacy in Iran - Middle East Monitor

Middle East MonitorWhitewashing Rafsanjani's bloody legacy in IranMiddle East MonitorThe death of Hashemi Rafsanjani offers an interesting case study on the discourse surrounding the Iranian regime. While apologists for the regime in Tehran eulogise and lionise Rafsanjani's legacy, Iranian's who have lived through the last 30 years ...and more »

Analysis: A blow to Iran reformers as Trump presidency looms - Jerusalem Post Israel News;

Analysis: A blow to Iran reformers as Trump presidency looms - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jerusalem Post Israel NewsAnalysis: A blow to Iran reformers as Trump presidency loomsJerusalem Post Israel NewsRafsanjani, a pragmatist who favored liberal political and economic policies, died of a heart attack aged 82. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. Stream TypeLIVE ...and more »

Death of Iran's Rafsanjani: Ex-president was a man of peace - Yahoo News;

Death of Iran's Rafsanjani: Ex-president was a man of peace - Yahoo News

Yahoo NewsDeath of Iran's Rafsanjani: Ex-president was a man of peaceYahoo News(CNN)The news of the sudden passing of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has utterly shocked Iranians of all walks of life. After the success of the Iranian revolution in 1979 and the return of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to the country, Rafsanjani ...and more »