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Iran’s Election Could Bring Lasting Middle-East Peace

Rare opportunity: a victory for the reformist Iranian presidential candidate Masoud Pezeshkian could represent a crucial chance for diplomacy. Image: Mehr News Agency / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 4.0

If opposition candidate Masoud Pezeshkian wins and succeeds President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash last month, US policymakers must respond constructively. Such a scenario could not only reduce the risk of a wider war in the Middle East, but also prepare the way for a two-state solution in Israel and Palestine.

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