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    Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani attends Iran's Assembly of Experts biannual meeting in Tehran. (File)

    Iran's Former President Rafsanjani Dies of Heart Attack at 82

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    Iran's former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani passed away in a Tehran hospital on Sunday after suffering a heart attack, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Fars news agency, the ex-president died at the age of 82.

    Rafsanjani headed the country from 1989 to 1997. He had been recently in charge of the Expediency Discernment Council, an administrative assembly under Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.


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