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Niyayesh Highway to Be Renamed in Rafsanjani’s Honor
Niyayesh Highway to Be Renamed in Rafsanjani’s Honor

Niyayesh Highway to Be Renamed in Rafsanjani’s Honor

Niyayesh Highway to Be Renamed in Rafsanjani’s Honor

Niyayesh Highway, a major motorway in north Tehran connecting east to west, will be renamed in honor of the late president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Friday.
The influential politician and one of the founding members of the Islamic Republic and president from 1989 to 1997—passed away on January 9.
Tehran City Council moved to rename the famous highway in the honor of the popular former statesman, Mizan News Agency reported.
Aside from the presidency, Ayatollah Rafsanjani served as Tehran’s Friday prayer leader, interior minister (1979-80), parliament speaker (1980-89), and chairman of the Assembly of Experts (2007-11).
During the time of his death the influential pro-reform politician who commanded the respect of political factions of all stripes, was chairman of the Expediency Council.

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