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17 Jul 2009, 3:04 pm
“Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s harsh rebuke of Ahmadinejad supporters is followed by renewed violence, suggesting the discontent over recent election results is as strong as ever. [read post]
16 Mar 2015, 9:47 am by Addison Morris
[JURIST] An Iranian court on Sunday sentenced a son of former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani [BBC backgrounder, JURIST news archive] to 15 years in prison on charges of embezzlement and bribery. [read post]
3 Jan 2012, 10:45 am by Jamie Davis
[JURIST] The daughter of former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani [BBC profile] was sentenced on Tuesday to six months in prison after being convicted of spreading propaganda against the country's current government. [read post]
25 Dec 2011, 12:34 pm by Sung Un Kim
A Southern District of New York [official website] judge granted the plaintiffs' motion for judgment against Iran, its Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Hoseini-Kharmenei, former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani [BBC profiles]... [read post]
1 Jul 2009, 7:28 am
  The undisputed champion of positioning, politics, and amassing wealth is a man at the center of Iran's current uprising, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. [read post]
13 Jan 2017, 8:30 am by Suzanne Maloney
With the death of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran’s former president and its preeminent fixer, the Islamic Republic has begun the most consequential leadership transition in its four-decade history. [read post]
10 Jan 2017, 8:00 am by J. Dana Stuster
”   Former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani Dead at 82 Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani, who died on Sunday of a heart attack at the age of 82, leaves behind a complicated legacy. [read post]
15 Jun 2009, 10:03 pm
Indeed, there is also evidence that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the incumbent president deeply disliked in the West for his promotion of Iran's nuclear program and his anti-Israeli rhetoric, simply won a commanding victory.Also see Ahmadinejad Won, Get Over it from Politico:Without any evidence, many U.S. politicians and "Iran experts" have dismissed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's reelection Friday, with 62.6 percent of the vote, as fraud.They ignore the fact that… [read post]
20 Jun 2009, 1:55 pm by Christoph Koettl
The anti-Ahmadinejad camp has support from a broad coalition of moderates and conservatives within Iran’s religious and political establishment, including former presidents Mohammad Khatami and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, the mayor of Tehran. [read post]
14 Jan 2017, 6:08 am by Quinta Jurecic
Suzanne Maloney reflected on the death of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. [read post]
9 Jan 2017, 12:13 pm by Quinta Jurecic
Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president of Iran and long an influential political figure within the country, died on Sunday. [read post]
13 Apr 2017, 8:03 am by Suzanne Maloney
Although the supreme leader’s health appears to be relatively robust, his age (77) and the January 2017 death of another scion of the revolution—former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani—has brought the whispered guessing game about leadership transition out into a much more open debate. [read post]
4 Apr 2012, 6:40 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
While Iranian leaders have presented a unified front of hostility to the sanctions, a disagreement surfaced on Tuesday, when Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president who is now the chairman of the Expediency Council, an advisory panel to the supreme leader, suggested that Iran had erred by failing to befriend Saudi Arabia, the Middle East’s leading oil producer. [read post]
24 May 2016, 11:07 am by Suzanne Maloney
In the early 1990s, after the long war with Iraq, then-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani sought foreign trade and investment as part of his massive reconstruction program. [read post]
31 May 2017, 10:13 am by Suzanne Maloney
That his likely replacement is the son of the late Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran’s original pragmatic president, only adds to the sense that this was a wholesale revival of the prospects of reforming Iran. [read post]