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What does Rafsanjani’s death mean for Iran?

Al Jazeera Inside Story Discussion on Former Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani: Guests: Seyed Hossein Mousavian – Middle East security and nuclear policy specialist at Princeton University. Sadegh Zibakalam – Professor of political science at the University of Tehran. Ellie Geranmayeh – Fellow who specialises in Iran at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Full Video […]

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Is Rafsanjani’s death nail in coffin of Saudi-Iran dialogue?

Former senior Iranian diplomat Hossein Mousavian, who was closely involved with Rafsanjani’s regional outreach in the 1990s, told Al-Monitor, “He believed that Iran’s relations with its neighbors should be at the highest level and the most comprehensive ones. He was ready to establish regional security and cooperation based on such an idea.” Read More “Is […]

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Death of Iran’s Rafsanjani: Ex-president was a man of peace

“[Rafsanjani’s] most significant legacy, however, will be of ingraining a mindset of moderation and aversion to radicalism in Iran and the region. While many in the West did not comprehend this in his time, costing him dearly politically, he passed the torch to a new generation in Tehran, making it still possible to right past […]

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