TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (Press Shia) – Iran’s Head of Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has died of a heart failure.

Mohammad Hashemi, younger brother to Hashemi, told reporters that Mr. Hashemi had been in a ‘satisfactory condition’ after efforts to resuscitate former president and Revolutionary figure. An update of the same story unofficially said that attempts to save Mr. Hashemi Rafsanjani had failed, thus approving media speculations that Hashemi Rafsanjani had died. No further information about the hospital had been provided to the press.

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