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Deceased Iranian President Rafsanjani was no moderate

Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran’s former president and arguably the Islamic Republic’s second-most influential political figure, died of a heart attack Sunday.

AEI - logoHe was 82. Almost immediately, journalists and some diplomats described his death as a blow to moderation in Iran.

Thomas Erdbrink, the Tehran…

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