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Rafsanjani at 75

Discussion in 'Iran' started by Geraldanthro, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Geraldanthro Member

    AT 75 THIS IS WHAT HE IS DOING.

    During his decades in Iranian politics, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has been praised as a pragmatist, criticized as spineless, accused of corruption and dismissed as a has-been.

    ( That didn't stop him, G )

    Now, in assailing the government’s handling of last month’s disputed presidential election, Mr. Rafsanjani, a 75-year-old cleric and former president, has cast himself in a new light: as a player with the authority to interpret the ideals of Iran’s 30-year-old Islamic republic.

    More:

    Thomas P.M. Barnett says its the tipping point.


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