Former Iranian president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has passed away at the age of 82.
Ayatollah Rafsanjani was admitted to a hospital in northern Tehran on Sunday after having an acute heart attack. He served in various positions following the Islamic Revolution’s victory in 19-79. The government has declared three days of national mourning. Tuesday has also been announced as a public holiday. His funeral will be held in Tehran on the same day.
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