Friday, September 20, 2019 07:08

Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani

Presidential powers called insufficient to fulfill promises of liberty

The head of Iran’s expediency council says that while he supports Hassan Rohani, the president made campaign promises about political and social liberties that go beyond the limits of his executive power. » read more

New chairman chosen for group that oversees leader

Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi was elected as the head of the Assembly of Experts, wining 47 of the 73 votes case. Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, who also ran for the position, received only 26 votes. » read more

Reports of former administration’s corruption called “tip of iceberg”

The head of Iran’s Expediency Council said on Tuesday December 16 that the administration cannot fully report on the depth of the problems it has inherited from the former administration, adding that only “the tip of the iceberg of corruption” has been revealed so far. » read more

Rafsanjani set to run again as leader of Assembly of Experts

Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, the head of Iran’s Expediency Council, has announced that he is prepared to declare his candidacy for the top seat in the Assembly of Experts. » read more

Reformist plan coalition for parliamentary elections

Iranian reformists are planning a coalition between supporters of Mohammad Khatami, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammadreza Aref in the coming parliamentary election. » read more

Official sympathizes with political prisoners’ families

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the head of Iran’s Expediency Council, has met with the families of a number of political prisoners and expressed hope for their release. » read more

Expediency Council head says Iran, U.S. can cooperate in Iraq

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the head of Iran’s Expediency Council, says Iran has shared interests with the U.S. in Iraq and there is no reason to avoid collaboration between the two countries on these matters. » read more

Rafsanjani calls for Saudi-Iranian effort against extremists

Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, the Chairman of Iran's Expediency Council, has called on Iran and Saudi Arabia to cooperate in the fight against extremism in the region. » read more

Two Birds with One Stone for the Supreme Leader

Incorporating the Expediency Council into the country’s lawmaking process is evidence of the leader’s greater control over the lawmaking process through more diverse mechanisms. The powers of Members of Parliament have once again been reduced through a letter from the leader of the Islamic Republic. The letter from Ayatollah Khamenei, read in Parliament by parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani on May 11, incorporated the Expediency Council into the process of lawmaking while diminishing Parliament’s independence in the process. » read more

Iranian official says workers should get permit for march

Ayatollah Rafsanjani, the head of Iran’s Expediency Council, has officially called on the administration to issue a permit for a march on International Workers’ Day. » read more