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High-ranking official calls for “free” elections

Ayatollah Rafsanjani, the head of Iran’s Expediency Council, hsd called on the Islamic Republic establishment to “hold competitive, free elections that follow the letter of the law” and he recommended the exploitation of “skilled, effective and compassionate Revolutionary forces of all tastes” to find a way out of national difficulties. » read more

Senior political figure defends opposition leaders, cleric

Habibollah Asgaroladi, a senior Iranian political figure, has expressed his support for Hashemi Rafsanjani, adding that the Islamic Republic government should not easily give up on the opposition leaders MirHosein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi. » read more

Jailed son of cleric ‘kidnapped’ in hospital: family

The family of Mehdi Hashemi, the jailed son of senior cleric Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, have spoken out against the way their son was transferred to jail from hospital. » read more

Rafsanjani says Iranian government must allow criticism

The head of Iran’s Expediency Council, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, says people must be allowed to make constructive criticism of the government. » read more

West denies Iran "vital" drugs: Hashemi

The head of Iran’s Expediency Council has criticized Western countries for putting the sale of “vital” medical drugs to Iran under sanctions. » read more

Controversy surrounds idea of opening U.S. talks

Tehran’s Friday Mass Prayer Leader Ahmad Khatami said today that only Iran’s Supreme Leader can decide whether to establish talks with the United States. » read more

Ayatollah Rafsanjani retains leadership of Expediency Council

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has been reappointed as the head of Iran’s Expediency Council by the order of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. » read more

Rafsanjani criticizes Ahmadinejad’s economic policies

Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, the head of Iran’s Expediency Council, has slammed the Ahmadinejad administration for failing to reinvest the money it saved by restructuring government subsidies. » read more

Conservative MP says leader can be criticized

Iranian MP Ali Motahari says: “It is every citizen’s right to put questions to the leader in person or through a letter.” » read more

Rafsanjani calls for open elections

The moderate Iranian cleric Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is calling for the inclusion and participation of all groups and all political stripes in the coming parliamentary elections. » read more