Iran Regime's Factional Feuding Escalates During Rafsanjani's Funeral - NCR-Iran.org

NCRI - The burial ceremony of Hashemi Rafsanjani became a prelude for the divide and factional feuding among Iran regime different bands. Some state-run media put finger on issues like Khamenei performing prayer and requiem for the deceased ...

Leader Hosts Memorial Service for Ayatollah Rafsanjani - Financial Tribune

A memorial ceremony for the eminent cleric Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was hosted by the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in Tehran on Wednesday. The 82-year-old statesman with over decades of service for the glory ...

What's ahead for Rouhani with death of 'moderation sheikh'? - Al-Monitor

It has been three days since Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani passed away, but Iranian media is still buzzing with coverage of the former two-time president. If anything, the wave of reactions to the death of the Expediency Council chairman doesn ...

Rafsanjani: The Iranian Revolution's Unlikely Reformer - The Diplomat

No one embodied the travails and contradictions of Iran's Revolution as deeply as the late Hashemi Rafsanjani. By Kevjn Lim for The Diplomat. January 12, 2017. On January 8, former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died of a heart attack ...

Iran arrests MKO ringleader in Isfahan - Press TV

Iran's security forces have arrested a ringleader of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), who was seeking to create chaos during the funeral procession of a senior Iranian official in the capital Tehran. Iranian media reported on ...

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was a one-man political balancing act - Financial Times

He held court in Tehran's Marmar palace, a 1930s white-marbled stronghold with a majestic dome and mirrored halls. In what was once the seat of the Pahlavi shahs, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani exuded confidence as he reclined in his chair in the manner of a ...

Iranian Kurdistan/Southern Azerbaijan: Ayatollah Rafsanjani's Funeral Becomes Opportunity to Voice Dissent - UNPO

An estimated two million flocked the streets of Teheran as Iran's ex-president Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani – one of the founders of the Islamic Republic of Iran – was buried on 10 January 2016. While hardliners chanted pro-government slogans ...

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 ...

Rafsanjani's Legacy - LobeLog

Akbar 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 ...

Leader Attends Memorial Service for Ex-Iranian President Rafsanjani - Tasnim 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 ...

Former Iranian President Rafsanjani Dead - theTrumpet.com

An influential leader and prominent figure in the 1979 Iranian Revolution, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was one of Iran's most well-known “moderates.” On Sunday, at age 82, he died from a heart attack in a hospital in north Tehran. Depending on which news ...

Burial of Iran's Rafsanjani turns into anti-Russia protest - Al-Arabiya

Iranians gather around a hearse carrying the coffin of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani during his funeral ceremony in the capital Tehran, on January 10, 2017. (AFP). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Wednesday, 11 January 2017. Text size A A A.

Rabbani visits Iranian Embassy to condole the death of Rafsanjani - Daily Times

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Tuesday said the Iranian people had lost a great leader and Pakistan had lost a true friend with the death of Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. He expressed these views while recording his ...

Rafsanjani's Death Reshuffles the Political Deck in Iran - International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

The 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 ...

Angry Iranians turn on regime at Rafsanjani's funeral - The Times (subscription)

Up to two million mourners filled the streets of Tehran for the funeral of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran's former President, in a politically charged outpouring of grief. Reformists, who had come to see the once-feared revolutionary figurehead as a ...

Rafsanjani sparks final controversy as rival mourners clash - Al-Monitor

TEHRAN, Iran — It was Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's last journey in Tehran. The 82-year-old symbol of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran was given a hero's goodbye, with hundreds of thousands of Iranians accompanying his coffin many ...

As protests flare, Iran bids farewell to Rafsanjani - The Boston Globe

TEHRAN — Iranians bade farewell to Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Tuesday, with the sprawling state funeral veering slightly off script when groups of mourners started shouting opposition slogans. Authorities were forced to raise the volume on ...

World Digest: Jan. 10, 2017 - Washington Post

Hundreds of thousands mourned former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Tuesday as his body was interred in Tehran alongside the leader of Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution. Rafsanjani's final resting place near Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ...

Iranians mourn as former President Rafsanjani interred - OCRegister

A man holds a poster of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani as he stands up on a tree during his funeral Tuesday in Tehran, Iran. Hundreds of thousands of mourners have flooded the streets of Tehran, beating their chests and wailing in ...

Iran Unites, Briefly, to Mourn a Founding Father of the Republic - TIME

In the biggest state funeral held in the Islamic Republic in the past quarter of a century, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, one of the last remaining founding fathers of the republic, was laid to rest on Tuesday. Rafsanjani, a former President who ...