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First death anniversary of late Ayatollah Rafsanjani held in Tehran

SHAFAQNA - The first death anniversary of chairman of the Iranian Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was held in Tehran on Thursday with the participation of a number of senior officials. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani,…

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

SHAFAQNA - Iran lost this week one its most senior revolutionary figureheads: Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Hailed a hero and visionary by his contemporaries, mainstream has nevertheless opted for slander to better angle its forthcoming…

Grand Ayatollah Sistani Extends Condolences on Late Ayatollah Rafsanjani's Demise

SHAFAQNA - In his message addressed to the late Ayatollah Rafsanjani's brother Mohammad Hashemi Rafsanjani, Ayatollah Sistani condoled his family members on the sad occasion. Meanwhile other religious leaders of Najaf including Ayatollah…

Ayatollah Khamenei hosts memorial ceremony for late Ayatollah Rafsanjani

SHAFAQNA - Family members of Ayatollah Rafsanjani, heads of the three branches of the Government, country's civil and military officials as well as people from different walks of life are present at the ceremony underway at Ayatollah Khomeini…

Shafaqna's Interview - Ayatollah Rafsanjani's passing and the media (VIDEO)

SHAFAQNA - The demise of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former Iranian president and chairman of the Expediency Council, has shocked the Iranian nation. Top figures from around the world have underlined that the late ayatollah was a…