What Rafsanjani Takes To His Grave

Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died of heart failure on January 8 at the age of 82, was an architect of the Islamic establishment in Iran whose image transformed from shark to voice of reason.

Rafsanjani, who served as president from 1989 to 1997, may have taken the answers to some of the Islamic republic’s biggest mysteries to his grave.

In 1992, three Iranian Kurdish leaders and one of their supporters were assassinated in a restaurant in Berlin.