Former Iranian President Rafsanjani Dies

(Wall Street Journal) Sohrab Ahmari - Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died Sunday at 82. Argentine prosecutors have marshaled evidence establishing the Rafsanjani government's role in the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy and the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center, both in Buenos Aires. The two attacks killed more than 100 people. Rafsanjani was also president in 1996 when Iranian agents bombed Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, killing 19 U.S. service members. In 2001, he said: "If one day the Islamic world is also equipped with [nuclear] weapons...the use of even one nuclear bomb inside Israel will destroy everything."

2017-01-09 00:00:00

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