Late Ayatollah Rafsanjani Honored

Late Ayatollah Rafsanjani Honored

The first congress in commemoration of the former Iranian president and chairman of the Expediency Council, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, was held in Tehran on Tuesday with high-ranking officials in attendance. First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri delivered a speech at the congress held on the first demise anniversary of Ayatollah Rafsanjani, Tasnim News Agency reported. Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi and Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh were also among the participants in the event. Hassan Khomeini, a grandson of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini, was also to address the commemorative gathering. Ayatollah Rafsanjani was laid to rest at the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini south of Tehran in January 2017. He was an influential figure in a campaign led by Imam Khomeini that resulted in the Islamic Revolution in 1979. The deceased became president for two terms and was the chairman of the Expediency Council for about 20 years.

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