Iran's Parliament Leader Ali Larijani

Iran's Parliament Leader Ali Larijani

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Iran's Parliament leader Ali Larijani, whose family Time magazine in 2009 called the “the Kennedys of Iran,” is cementing his rivalry with Ahmadinejad as the country’s standoff with the U.S. and Israel over its nuclear program prolongs and it battles a currency lide sparked by international sanctions.