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Iran considered nuclear weapons during 1980s Iraq war

Iran considered pursuing a nuclear deterrent when it began its nuclear programme in the 1980s, during an eight-year war with Iraq, a former president has been quoted as saying. Iran is implementing a deal reached with world powers

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Iran bars Rafsanjani from presidential election

  Iranian authorities barred two potentially powerful candidates from running in next month's presidential election on Tuesday, ensuring a contest largely among hardliners loyal to the clerical

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Rafsanjani loses top post

Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani lost his position on Tuesday as head of an important state clerical body after hardliners criticised him for being too close to the reformist opposition.    The defeat for o

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Rafsanjani calls for unity, backs Khamenei

Influential former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has urged Iranians to follow Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's guidelines, five weeks after he challenged the authority of the country's most powerful figure. Rafsanjani, a rival

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Rafsanjani says Iran in crisis after election

In apparent defiance of Iran's supreme leader, a powerful cleric declared his country in crisis after a disputed poll, and tens of thousands of protesters used Friday prayers to stage the biggest show of dissent for weeks. 'We are

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Rafsanjani daughter detained during protest

The daughter of former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who is a rival of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was detained during an opposition rally in Tehran on Saturday, an Iranian news agency said on Sunday. Fars News Agency, cit

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Rafsanjani to head Iran's powerful assembly

Iran's clerics picked foremer president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Tuesday as speaker of a body with powers to remove Iran's supreme leader. This is viewed as a further step in the political recovery of Rafsanjani who wants better ties wi

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Rafsanjani to head Iran's powerful assembly

Iran's clerics picked foremer president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Tuesday as speaker of a body with powers to remove Iran's supreme leader. This is viewed as a further step in the political recovery of Rafsanjani who wants better ties wi

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