Thursday, December 16, 2004

Rafsanjani Plots Iran's Comeback

Iran Presidential Campaign 2005: "International News Article | Analysis: Rafsanjani Plots Iran Comeback
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By Paul Hughes
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Fears that Islamic hard-liners could exacerbate Iran's nuclear standoff with the West, scare foreign investors and worsen social tensions may pave the way for a comeback by former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Humiliated by reformists in parliamentary polls in 2000 when he failed to gain a seat, the mid-ranking cleric has set his sights on presidential elections in mid-2005."