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Iran Elections: Where an Old KIA Beats a Mercedes-Benz

Its official: Rafsanjani and Meshai are disqualified as candidates for the upcoming Iranian elections.

From now until election day, the supreme leader could best be described as the head of a panel of the talent show.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/05/iran-elections-meshai-rafsanjani-disqualified.html


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Posted on : May 22 2013
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When Two Ayatollahs Kiss

Every day in Iran, millions of men kiss each other on the cheek as sign of respectful friendship.


However a recent kiss between two people has started jaws wagging.


A friendly beso, or is there more to it?

http://the-diplomat.com/2010/09/21/when-two-ayatollahs-kiss/


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Posted on : Sep 21 2010
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Rafsanjani Makes His Move – US and Israel Become Closer on Iran

The piece below analyzes the main goals of Rafsanjani’s speech today.
http://www.realclearworld.com/blog/2009/07/rafsanjani_looking_to_improve.html

The second article looks at how US and Israel are becoming closer on the issue of Iran, and why.

http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2009/07/17/playing_good_cop_bad_cop_on_iran_96943.html


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Posted on : Jul 17 2009
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The Return of Rafsanjani

According to the Tehran based Parsine News Agency, Ayatollah Rafsanjani is preparing to embark next week on a seven day foreign trip. This is the longest foreign trip taken by any senior Iranian official. What is even more interesting is the destination: Iraq.

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Posted on : Feb 24 2009
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Iran Holds Huge Stake in Gaza War

Ahmadinejad and his allies nervously watch the Israel-Hamas conflict play out.

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