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 (räf′sän-jä′nē), Ali Akbar Hashemi Born 1934.
Iranian religious and political leader who served as president from 1989 to 1997. A founding member of the Islamic Republican Party, he sought to improve Iran's economy and its relations with the West.


(Biography) Hojatoleslam Hashemi Ali Akbar. born 1934, Iranian politician: president of Iran (1989–97)


(ˌrɑf sɑnˈdʒɑ ni)
Hojatolislam Ali Akbar Hashemi, born 1935, president of Iran 1989–97.
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Rafsanjani said Iran was considering a nuclear deterrent capability, a statement that goes far beyond what anyone has said publicly in Iran before, where the official line holds that Iran has only ever wanted the ability to generate electricity through nuclear power.
Rafsanjani said the visits of Western officials to Tehran following the signing of the nuclear agreement was an indication of the will to promote relations and cooperation between the two sides.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who now chairs the state Expediency Council, to Saudi Arabia has called off his visit to Saudi Arabia, his senior aide announced on Sunday.
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is one of the most famous and seasoned politicians of Iran.
with the Head of the Council for Diagnosing the Iranian Regime-s Interest, Ali Hashemi Rafsanjani means to develop bilateral relations and the outcome of the meetings that took place recently in Tehran.
31 speech posted on the internet, Iran's EC Chairman Ayatullah Rafsanjani accused Assad's regime of having used CWs against the Syrian people.
2 ( ANI ): Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has said the Syrian government had carried out a chemical weapons attack against its own people.
Summary: Iran's Guardian Council approved eight candidates for the upcoming presidential election and rejected the candidacies of both former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and presidential adviser Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei.
Summary: Tehran: Iran's moderate ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and a former government official Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie .
TAHRAN (CyHAN)- Zahra Mostafavi Khomeini, the daughter of Ayatollah Ruhollah Mostafavi Musavi Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, issued a letter, defending Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani who was earlier disqualified from participating in Iran's presidential elections, Jamaran.
Mr Mashaei and ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani have been excluded by the Guardian Council, which vets election candidates and is loyal to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The announcement of candidacy of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani for the June 14[sup.