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News ID: 1239
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 13:32 - 30 May 2013
Tehran, YJC. Hashemi has said that one of his reasons for running for presidency was to bring the world’s Sunni and Shiite together.

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said "One of my reasons in foreign policy to run for presidency was to reduce sectarian hatred and boost solidarity between Shiite and Sunni throughout the Islamic world.”

Hashemi also provided comments on the extremist actions taken by the Kharejites during the reign of Imam Ali which ended in the Imam’s assassination, saying "At a point of time dogmatism turned into an logical approach. Then it continued through history. In the Islamic Revolution as well, although it was lead by someone no less than Imam Khomeini, remnants of this mode of thought were prevalent and exist in society even now.”

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