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 Islamic Republic of Iran Loses a Pillar and a Pragmatist in Rafsanjani

Posted January 9th, 2017 at 1:36 pm (UTC-5)
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By Barbara Slavin Next to the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, few Iranians have had more influence over the past three decades of Iranian history than Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Rafsanjani, who died Sunday at age 82 of a heart attack, was a master manipulator of Iranian politics who inspired both respect […]