5th demise anniversary of late Ayatollah Rafsanjani held in Tehran

Tehran (IP) - The ceremony marking the fifth pass-away anniversary of the former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was held in Imam Khomeini's Mausoleum in Tehran, with the attendance of Iranian political officials.

Iran PressIran News: At the ceremony held on Thursday, the son of Ayatollah Hashemi and former Chairman of Tehran Civil Council said extremism was always one of Ayatollah's concerns to stop, which he was always trying. 

The ex-Veep Eshaq Jahangiri also highlighted the popular character of Ayatollah Hashemi, saying he was trying to develop Iran through Quranic teachings.

A new book on Ayatollah Hashemi's records and memories in 2000 was unveiled at the ceremony.

On January 8, 2017, the founding member of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution and president for two consecutive terms, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, passed away after suffering a heart attack at the age of 82.


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