PBS NewsHour

Iran's Rafsanjani played kingmaker, political counterweight

Clip: 01/10/2017 | 4m 55s

One of the founders of Iran’s Islamic Revolution died at age 82 on Sunday. Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani helped lead the 1979 uprising and went on to serve both as the powerful speaker of parliament and as the president of Iran in the 1980s. Judy Woodruff speaks with Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about his influence.

Aired: 01/10/17

Rating: NR

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