Iran: Former Iranian President Rafsanjani commemorated one year after his death

Various Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, attended a ceremony in Tehran on Thursday, in memory of former President Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and marking one year since his death. Along with Rouhani, Speaker of Parliament Ali Larijani and First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri were also present. Rafsanjani's eldest son, Mohsen, spoke to the crowd, remembering his... Еще father in the hope that «ignorance and poverty can be eradicated from our Islamic Republic of Iran.» Rafsanjani was one of the founding fathers of the Islamic Republic and went on to serve as Iran's fourth President between 1989 and 1997. He died on January 8 2017, aged 82, officially of cardiac arrest. Thursday's ceremony took place just two days after Iran reportedly reopened an investigation into his death, citing reports that his body contained ten times the permissible level of radioactivity.

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