FILE - In this Sunday, May 27, 2012, file photo, former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, right, smiles, as he sits next to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in an inauguration ceremony of the parliament in Tehran, Iran. Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran's influential former president, says his country is not at war with archenemy Israel, the media reported Monday, in the latest departure by a high-profile politician from the strident anti-Israel line traditionally taken by many senior Iranian leaders. The remarks by Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani follows calls from figures across the political spectrum to repair the damage to Iran's international reputation they said had been caused by outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who called Israel a doomed state and questioned the extent of the Holocaust. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

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FILE - In this Sunday, May 27, 2012, file photo, former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, right, smiles, as he sits next to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in an inauguration ceremony of the parliament in Tehran, Iran. Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran's influential former president, says his country is not at war with archenemy Israel, the media reported Monday, in the latest departure by a high-profile politician from the strident anti-Israel line traditionally taken by many senior Iranian leaders. The remarks by Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani follows calls from figures across the political spectrum to repair the damage to Iran's international reputation they said had been caused by outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who called Israel a doomed state and questioned the extent of the Holocaust. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, May 27, 2012, file photo, former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, right, smiles, as he sits next to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in an inauguration ceremony of the parliament in Tehran, Iran. Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran's influential former president, says his country is not at war with archenemy Israel, the media reported Monday, in the latest departure by a high-profile politician from the strident anti-Israel line traditionally taken by many senior Iranian leaders. The remarks by Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani follows calls from figures across the political spectrum to repair the damage to Iran's international reputation they said had been caused by outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who called Israel a doomed state and questioned the extent of the Holocaust. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
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