Middle East Economic Survey


No 30


Political Comment (27 July 2009)

Former Iranian president Hashemi Rafsanjani has now openly, if cautiously, joined the reformist camp in the battle over the 12 June presidential election. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has revealed that if the US cannot prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, it may counter by extending its defense umbrella to its regional allies.

Rafsanjani: "We Have All Been Harmed"

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