obit: ex President of Iran Ali Rafsanjani

Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in Tehran in 2005. Credit James Hill for The New York TimesĀ  Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president of Iran and a founder of the Islamic republic, who navigated the opaque shoals of his country's theocracy as one of its most enduring, wiliest and wealthiest leaders, died on … Continue reading obit: ex President of Iran Ali Rafsanjani