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Iran former president Rafsanjani dies

Posted: 12:14 PM, Jan 08, 2017
Updated: 2017-01-08 17:14:06Z
Iran former president Rafsanjani dies

Former Iranian president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died Sunday after suffering a heart attack in Tehran, Iran's state-run media Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported. He was 82.

Iranian media had earlier reported Rafsanjani was admitted to a hospital after suffering a heart attack. Rafsanjani served two terms as Iran's president, from 1989 to 1997. He was a key figure in Iran's moderate movement and supporter of current Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.