This was Ahmadinejad’s first political comment after a long silence
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, an Iranian-American political scientist and scholar, is president of the International American Council and serves on the board of the Harvard International Review at Harvard University. Rafizadeh is also a senior fellow at the Nonviolence International Organization based in Washington, DC and is a member of the Gulf project at Columbia University. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Dr. Rafizadeh at @majidrafizadeh.
David Meir-Levi writes and lectures on Middle East topics, until recently in the History Department of San Jose State University.
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