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Former Iranian President Rafsanjani Dies at Age of

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Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died Sunday at the age of 82 after suffering a heart attack.

State television interrupted programming to announce the death, saying it came "after a life full of restless efforts in the path of Islam and revolution."

Rafsanjani, who served as president from 1989 to 1997, was earlier seen as a top adviser to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Analysts say he also played a key role in...

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