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Faezeh Rafsanjani, the daughter of former Iranian president Ali Akbar Rafsanjani, has blamed Iran for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Syrians in an interview.

Comment: The question of who is responsible for these plots merits a nuanced look beyond official statements, writes Maysam Behravesh.

Ten events that changed Iran since the Islamic Revolution

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Ten events that changed Iran since the Islamic Revolution

Iran is due to hold presidential elections on Friday. Here is a look back at ten key dates in the country's history, since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Rouhani in, Ahmadinejad out: Iran Guardians pick presidential candidates

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Rouhani in, Ahmadinejad out: Iran Guardians pick presidential candidates

President Hassan Rouhani was among six candidates approved to run in next month's election by Iran's conservative-dominated Guardian Council on ...

Farewell to <em>Rafsanjani</em>: Thousands of Iranians mourn former president Farewell to Rafsanjani: Thousands of Iranians mourn former president

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Farewell to Rafsanjani: Thousands of Iranians mourn former president

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians have turned out in the capital, Tehran, for the funeral of former president Akbar Hashemi ...

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Mourners pay respects to former Iranian President Rafsanjani

Iranians are laying to rest former Iranian President Rafsanjani, following his death from a heart attack on Sunday.

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Khamenei beef: Posthumous diss to late, fallen comrade Rafsanjani

Iran's Supreme Leader chose not to acknowledge Rafsanjani's status as an Ayatollah during a eulogy, instead referring to the former president ...

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Former Iranian President Rafsanjani dead after heart attack

Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has died of a heart attack, dealing a further blow for moderates in the ...

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Argentina chasing Iran MP wanted for deadly bombing

Ali Akbar Velayati, currently in Iraq, stands accused of helping to orchestrate a deadly 1994 attack on a Jewish cultural ...

Iran hardliner appointment temporarily closes door to reform

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Iran hardliner appointment temporarily closes door to reform

The ultra-conservative Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati is set to lead Iran's Assembly of Experts, which selects the country's next supreme leader, ...

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Moderates and reformists make major gains in Iranian elections

Allies of Iran's reformist President Hassan Rouhani win a landslide victory in parliamentary elections as moderates take 59 percent of the ...

Khomeini grandson loses bid to stand in Iranian election

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Khomeini grandson loses bid to stand in Iranian election

The grandson of Ayatollah Khomeini has had his appeal against a ban on running for Iranian elections rejected as Iranians celebrate the ...

Iran talks of next potential Supreme Leader

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Iran talks of next potential Supreme Leader

Former president Rafsanjani says for the first time a group of Iranian clerics are examining potential candidates to be the next ...

Dead men's shoes: Gradual change as Iran's founders die

Majid Mohammadi

Dead men's shoes: Gradual change as Iran's founders die

Comment: Reform of a strictly hierarchical system will only be likely as Iran's elders die off, writes Majid Mohammadi.

Hard-line ayatollah elected to lead Iran's most powerful clerics

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Hard-line ayatollah elected to lead Iran's most powerful clerics

Mohammad Yazdi, an aging ultra-conservative, has been elected to head Iran's Assembly of Experts, which chooses or dismisses the nation's ...

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