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Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (center) is flanked by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (left), chief of the Expediency Council, and Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Mr. Rafsanjani, who previously served as president of Iran and remains a political force, favors a more moderate approach to the West. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** U.S. citizen Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, convicted by Iran of spying for the CIA, is pictured on a video frame grab image made from the Iranian broadcaster IRIB TV on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/IRIB)

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A poster depicting Iran's supreme leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (right), and Ayatollah Mohammed Sadiq al-Sadr, late father of the radical anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, towers over a Baghdad street on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

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A poster depicting Iran's supreme leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (right), and Ayatollah Mohammed Sadiq al-Sadr, late father of the radical anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, towers over a Baghdad street on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

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Associated Press Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is attending his last United Nations General Assembly as Iran’s president but he said he could be back as a member of a delegation.

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Associated Press Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is attending his last United Nations General Assembly as Iran’s president but he said he could be back as a member of a delegation.

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Illustration Iran Keyhole by John Camejo for The Washington Times

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Fereidoun Abbasi Davani, Iran's nuclear chief, delivers a speech Sept. 17, 2012, at the general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. (Associated Press)

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Fereidoun Abbasi-Davani, Iran's nuclear chief, delivers a speech on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at the general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2012, file photo, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flashes a victory sign in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2012, file photo, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flashes a victory sign in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

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Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, gives a press conference in Tehran on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. He warned that "nothing will remain" of Israel if it takes military action against Iran over its controversial nuclear program. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, gives a press conference in Tehran on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. He warned that "nothing will remain" of Israel if it takes military action against Iran over its controversial nuclear program. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP nominee for vice president, on Sunday called Iran “our biggest foreign-policy threat today.” The Wisconsin Republican said that as a result of the president’s “poor Iran policy,” Tehran is “closer to a nuclear weapon.” (Associated Press)

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. With attack rhetoric heating up, Israel’s prime minister says the threat from Iran dwarfs all others. Netanyahu told his Cabinet on Sunday, “Iran must not be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons.” (AP Photo/Abir Sultan, Pool)

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Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), waves Sept. 10, 2012, as he arrives for the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), waves on Sept. 10, 2012, as he arrives for a meeting of the IAEA board of governors at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP nominee for vice president, on Sunday called Iran “our biggest foreign-policy threat today.” The Wisconsin Republican said that as a result of the president’s “poor Iran policy,” Tehran is “closer to a nuclear weapon.” (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, file photo, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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** FILE ** In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, file photo, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)