IQNA

TEHRAN (IQNA) – The house of former Iranian president and chairman of the country’s Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in Jamaran neighborhood, north of Tehran, has been turned into a museum.

 

Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani died in Tehran in January 2017 at the age of 82.

He was among the main aides to the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini.

He played an influential role both during the anti-Shah struggles before the victory of the Islamic Revolution and afterwards through various stages of the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Rafsanjani was also a key figure during the eight years of Iraq’s imposed war on Iran (1980-88), serving as substitute to commander-in-chief of the armed forces.