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Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is an influential Iranian politician, writer, who was the fourth President of Iran. He was a member of the Assembly of Experts until his resignation in 2011 (a deliberative body of Mujtahids that is charged with electing, monitoring, and dismissing the Supreme Leader of Iran). Despite his resignation from the Assembly of Experts, he continues to hold his position as the Chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council of Iran (an unelected administrative assembly that resolves legislative conflicts between the Majlis (Parliament) and the Council of Guardians).
Rafsanjani served as President of Iran from 1989 to 1997. In 2005 he ran for a third term in office, placing first in the first round of elections but ultimately losing to rival Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the run-off round of ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Rafsanjani: Extremist Groups in Region Committing Inhuman Acts
2014-07-06
“With their ignorance about Islam's divine concepts, they (terrorists) provoke naive young people into doing anti-Islamic and inhuman acts under the pretext of jihad for the sake of God and going to heaven,” Rafsanjani said in a Saturday meeting with ...
(Tasnim News Agency)
  1. Violent acts in Africa, Asia aimed at distorting image of Islam: Ayatollah ...

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Current situation in the region is harming everyone: Rafsanjani
2014-06-30
“If regional governments with any views assess the current situation, they will understand that this situation is harming everyone,” Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said during a meeting with Turkish Ambassador to Tehran Umit Yardim on Sunday. He ...
(Tehran Times)
  1. Rafsanjani, Turkish Envoy Discuss Regional Developments
  2. Rafsanjani Urges United Front against Terrorism
  3. ISlL threats to backfire on ME backers: Rafsanjani

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Rafsanjani: ISIL's Terrorist Activities Tarnishing Islam's Face
2014-06-24
TEHRAN (FNA)- Chairman of Iran's Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani expressed regret that the terrorist activities and savage crimes of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are impairing the face of Islam. "All the ISIL terrorist ...
(Fars News Agency)
  1. Rafsanjani: ISIL Threatening Islam's Image

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More Iraq towns fall to militants
2014-06-23
Another senior figure, former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, said Teheran did not want to meddle in other nations but also hoped to mediate to “extinguish the fire” in Iraq. Khamenei, who has the last word in all matters in Iran, said: “American ...
(Oman Tribune)
  1. US weighs pressing Iraqi leader to step down as part of effort to quell ...

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Khamenei against US intervention in Iraq
2014-06-22
Another senior figure, former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, said Tehran did not want to meddle in other nations but also hoped to mediate to “extinguish the fire” in Iraq. Khamenei, who has the last word in Iran, said: “American authorities are ...
(DAWN.com)
  1. Iran warns US over Iraq intervention
  2. Iran lashes out against US intervention in Iraq crisis
  3. Khamenei says Iran strongly opposes US intervention in Iraq

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Iranian President Inaugurates 'WikiShia' Encyclopedia Website
2014-06-22
TEHRAN (FNA)- Chairman of Iran's Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani underlined that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is a plot hatched by the West, specially the US. President Thanks Iran's Nat'l Football Team for Outstanding ...
(Fars News Agency)

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    Ayatollah Rafsanjani: ISIL terrorist acts conspiracy
    2014-06-21
    At a Saturday meeting of the Expediency Council, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said ISIL's acts of terror target the entire region. “Behind-the-scene players have complicated the dimensions of this conspiracy against the Iraqi people [by providing ...
    (Ahlul Bayt News Agency - abna.ir)
    1. ISIL's actions are a 'pre-planned conspiracy': Rafsanjani
    2. Rafsanjani: Terrorist Supporters Act as Saviors in Iraq
    3. Rafsanjani Calls ISIL West's Conspiracy

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    Who's Who in the Iraq Crisis
    2014-06-20
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki meets with Iran's former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in Tehran, Iran on Dec. 5, 2013. Image: Ebrahim Noroozi/Associated Press. Maliki has been in charge since 2006 and was called a "good man" by former United ...
    (Mashable)
    1. Iraq: al-Maliki's rivals jockey to replace him

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    Obama: US sending up to 300 military advisers to Iraq, holding back from ...
    2014-06-19
    5, 2013 file photo, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki meets with Iran's former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in Tehran, Iran. Iraqi security forces battled insurgents targeting the country's main oil refinery and claimed to regain partial ...
    (Prince George Citizen)
    1. US troops heading to Iraq: Obama sending up to 300 military advisers, holding ...

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