Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani dies

Rafsanjani was rushed to a hospital in Tehran following heart failure

Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani dies

World Bulletin / News Desk

Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani passed away at the age of 82 at a hospital in Tehran on Sunday, according to Iranian media.

Rafsanjani, who headed Iran’s Expediency Council, was rushed to the hospital after he experienced heart failure in the afternoon, according to the Fars news agency.

Tasnim News Agency said measures taken by doctors to revive him remained futile.

The influential politician was born on Aug. 25, 1934. He was the fourth president of Iran, who served between 1989 and 1997.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Ocak 2017, 00:53
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