„The possibility of a war under the current circumstances is not far-fetched and there is some evidence for that.“

—  Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, 2007, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani says Middle East may see a war in the near future http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=12242&sectionid=351020101 (June 6, 2007)
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Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
político iraniano, 4° Presidente do Irã 1934 - 2017

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