'Rafsanjani loyal adviser to Leader, Imam Khomeini'

'Rafsanjani loyal adviser to Leader, Imam Khomeini'

Iran's First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri has described late Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani as loyal adviser to Leader and Imam Khomeini, and one of the greatest political figures in Iran’s political history, adding that he was a man of action and helped Iran pass difficult times.

Addressing at a ceremony, Jahangiri said Hashemi Rafsanjani believed in Realism, while he never forgot about Idealism and realizing Iranian people’s causes, Mehr News agency reported.   

Iran's first VP said that at the time of Rafsanjani’s presidency, Iran had the best relations with Arab countries.

At the end of his remarks, the first vice president offered his condolences over the first anniversary of Ayatollah's death to his family.

The first death anniversary of Iran’s former President Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani's was held in Tehran with his family and political figures in attendance.

The first death anniversary of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani was held on Tuesday morning, in the attendance of a number of political figures including  Jahangiri, Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh, the Parliamentary Leader of Reformist’s Hope Fraction in the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Reza Aref, Intelligence Minister Sayed Mahmoud Alavi, Iran’s Atomic Energy Agency Head Ali Akbar Salehi, and a group of other officials, as well as his family, to commemorate Ayatollah and political legacy.


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