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Ahmadinejad Lives To Fight Another Day

Sep 28, 2016 | 01:30 GMT
In a letter published today, former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad concedes that he will bypass running for the office again in 2017.
In a letter published today, former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad concedes that he will bypass running for the office again in 2017.
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In a letter spread widely in Iranian media, former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dispelled any notion that he would again occupy the highest elected office in Iran, though he described himself as a "soldier of the revolution and servant of the people." But the move will enable the pugnacious former leader to retain a measure of political influence in Iran....

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