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Rafsanjani: Suddenly poor

30 May 2005

This from the BBC bq.

Mr Rafsanjani, who says he is against extremism, has been trying to dispel the widely held belief that he is one of Iran's richest men. He says he has spent all the money he had as a student and does not even own a house or land in the capital now.

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