Thursday, January 19, 2017
Service : > Politics
Time : Tuesday, January 10, 2017
News ID: 426421
 
Ayatollah Khamenei Leads Funeral Prayers for Late Chairman of Iran's Expediency Council
Rasa - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday led the funeral prayers for the burial of Chairman of Iran's Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani who passed away in Tehran on Sunday.

RNA - A large number of Iranian people from all walks of life as well as high-ranking officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani, participated in the funeral procession held at the University of Tehran's campus.

 

The body of the deceased Hashemi Rafsanjani is to be laid to rest at the holy shrine of late Imam Khomeini in Southern Tehran.

 

Rafsanjani died at the age of 83 in Tehran on Sunday after he was rushed to Tajreesh Martyrs Hospital in Northern Tehran after experiencing a heart failure Sunday afternoon.

 

"Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani suffered a cardiac arrest at around 18:00 today and was immediately rushed to a Tehran hospital where a team of heart specialists tried hard to resuscitate him for one and a half hours, but unfortunately to no avail," Deputy Health Minister Mohammad Haji Aghajani said in the evening.

 

"He died at 19:30 this afternoon," the deputy minister declared.

 

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani - who rushed to the hospital after hearing the news - Experts Assembly, Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, Guardian Council, Supreme National Security Council, Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and a wide range of other Iranian officials all rushed to express condolences on Hashemi Rafsanjani's death.

 

The body of the influential politician and official who had served in a range of top posts ever since the Islamic Revolution was returned to his home in the vicinity of Hosseiniyeh Jamaran - the home to the Late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini - in Shemiran in Northern Tehran then.

 

His body was later transferred to Hosseiniyeh Jamaran, where a host of Iranian officials were present to show their respect for the veteran politician. Then on Tuesday, his body was transferred to the Univeristy of Tehran Campus and was given a procession in the streets of Central Tehran.

 

The Iranian government has declared three days of mourning.

 

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani or Hashemi Bahramani was born in Southern Iran on 25 August, 1934 and was an influential Iranian politician and writer, who was the fourth president of Iran.

 

He was Iran's Parliament Speaker in the 1980s and the country's president for two terms from 1989 to 1997.

 

Hashemi Rafsanjani also served as chairman of Iran's Experts Assembly that is tasked with choosing the country's Leader.

 

He was also head of Iran's Expediency Council ever since 1987.

 

Hashemi Rafsanjani married Effat Marashi, a housewife, in 1958. The couple have three sons and two daughters. His second son, Mehdi who went on trial and was convicted to 10 years of imprisonment for corruption charges, has been released from prison in the evening to attend his father's funeral ceremony.

847/940

Share
Send Comment
Name :
E-mail:(Optional)
Comment Text:
Send
Comments
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
http://en.hawzahnews.com/detail/News/348383
Senior Shi’ah cleric urged Iran, Iraq to boost bilateral ties
Rasa – Ayatollah Bashir al-Najafi urged Iran and Iraq to boost ties in security as well as economic areas saying, “All countries in the region must realize the importance of fighting against terrorism...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/01/18/506733/Iran-US-Syria-Peace-Talks-Marandi
'No peace with US, allies supporting terrorists in Syria'
Rasa - With less than a week to the Syria peace talks to be held in Kazakhstan, there is a degree of skepticism over the final outcome of the much-awaited negotiations.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/01/18/506760/Iraq-Haider-Abadi-US-invasion-2003-terrorists
Iraq urges full inquiry into 2003 US-led 'occupation'
Rasa - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called for a full investigation into the 2003 US-led invasion of his country that was assessed as unjust by the UK's Iraq War inquiry last year.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/01/17/506639/EU-Islamophobia-Muslims-Shadjareh
Muslims victim of hate culture in Europe
Rasa - Amnesty International has warned that new counter-terrorism laws in Europe discriminate against Muslims and refugees and push the green continent into a deep and dangerous situation of securiti...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/01/17/506632/Bahrain-Manama-Sami-Mushaima
Bahrain uses hooligans to suppress dissent
Rasa - A video, which has resurfaced on the Internet, shows hooligans ransacking a store while security forces look on and even film the incident without trying to stop the raid.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/01/18/506735/Iran-Sauid-Arabia-Zarif-Astana-talks-Davos-Syria
Iran-Saudi cooperation possible if Riyadh sees realities on ground
Rasa - Iran and Saudi Arabia can work together to help end regional conflicts, but Riyadh needs to see the realities on the ground before relations between the two countries could go back to normal, t...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/01/18/506705/Iran-Syria-Rouhani-Velayati-Khamis-Astana
Aleppo win averted future uncertainty in region
Rasa - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has hailed the liberation of Syria’s strategic northwestern city of Aleppo as a major step towards stability in the Arab state, saying the gain prevented the Mi...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/01/18/506699/Greece-Athens-school-Golden-Dawn
Far-right Greek MP leads raid into primary school in Athens
Rasa - Several members of a far-right Greek party headed by a prominent MP have raided a primary school in Athens to prevent the staff from admitting refugee children in classrooms.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/01/18/506669/Myanmar-Rohingya-OIC-
Stop potential genocide in Myanmar
Rasa - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called on the United Nations (UN) to intervene in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, where it says the escalation of violence against Rohingya Muslims co...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951029000482
US to Play No Role in Astana Talks on Syria
Rasa - Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani underlined his country's active role in the upcoming Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan, noting that Washington will pla...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/01/18/1300839/iran-will-not-hesitate-to-respond-to-any-aggression-irgc-commander
Iran Will Not Hesitate to Respond to Any Aggression
Rasa - Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi underlined the country’s resolve to counter any act of bullying, aggression or excessive demands.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951029001446
Iranian People Stage Protest Rally against Massacre of Shiites in Bahrain, Nigeria
Rasa - The Iranian people in the capital city of Tehran gathered in front of the UN offices on Wednesday to protest at the international body's silence on the execution and imprisonment of Shiite acti...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/01/18/1300498/syrian-govt-rejects-qatari-saudi-role-in-talks
Syrian Govt Rejects Qatari, Saudi Role in Talks
Rasa - The participation of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in Syria talks will be discussed once they stop backing militancy, Syria's deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday, appearing to reject their atten...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951029001418
Iran Strongly Opposes US' Presence in Astana Talks
Rasa - Iranian Supreme Leader's top aide Ali Akbar Velayati in a meeting with Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis in Tehran on Wednesday blasted the big powers, specially the US, for supporting the terr...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951029001391
Israeli Forces Detain 14 Palestinians in West Bank
Rasa - Israeli forces detained at least 14 Palestinians during raids across the occupied West Bank districts, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951029001075
UN Appalled at Execution of 3 Bahrainis, Casts Serious Doubts about Fair Trials
Rasa - United Nations urged Bahrain 'to impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty' and to ratify the second optional protocol of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICC...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951029000636
Tehran Against US Participation in Astana Talks on Syria
Rasa - Tehran is against the US participation in the upcoming Astana talks on January 23, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951029000494
Fatah, Hamas Agree to Form Unity Government
Rasa - Fatah and Hamas announced that they intend to form a new Palestinian unity government with an eye toward holding elections.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951029000359
US Providing Satellite Images to ISIL for Deir Ezzur Attack
Rasa - A prominent military analyst said the US has provided the ISIL with aerial and satellite images of the Syrian army positions in Deir Ezzur to be used in the terrorist group's offensives.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951029000313
Army Sends Fresh Reinforcement Forces to T4 Airbase in Eastern Homs Province
Rasa - The Syrian army dispatched tens of reinforcement forces who have been recently trained in the Russian bases in Damascus countryside to fight against the terrorist groups in T4 airbase in the Ea...