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Opinion: Too popular for his own good?

Opinion: Too popular for his own good?

The failure of former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami to attend the funeral of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg earlier this month raised a big question for me, because Khatami had previously announced that he planned to take part in the ceremony. Ali Akbar Velayati,...
Opinion: Saudi Arabia and Iran—and Israel

Opinion: Saudi Arabia and Iran—and Israel

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is one of the very few Iranian political figures who have had good relations with Saudi Arabia’s leaders. In an interview with the Financial Times on November 26, he said that he was ready to travel to Riyadh and that he had been invited by...