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Former president of Iran, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani passes away

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Iran’s ex-president, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who served as president for two consecutive terms, died on Sunday, at the age of 82.

He “died today due to heart complications at the Shohadaye Tajrish hospital”, reported the semi-official Isna news agency. Putting aside political differences, the State-run television displayed a black banner on all its official channels and Hossein Marashi, a close relative of the cleric, said he was scheduled to be buried after a funeral procession on Tuesday. has declared three days of mourning.

Along with being a close confidant of the current Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the past, Rafsanjani was also a founding member of Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution. His political allegiances shifted towards reformists, especially after a rift grew between him and Khamenei over the 2009 disputed presidential elections.

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