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Iranian presidential candidates debate foreign policy ahead of Friday vote - WTOP News

Iranian presidential candidates debate foreign policy ahead of Friday vote - WTOP News
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s presidential candidates discussed the country’s foreign policy Monday in a three-hour live debate, promising to seek better relations with other nations and work to have…

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In a televised debate, Iran’s presidential candidates discussed the country’s foreign policy, with a focus on seeking better relations with other nations and lifting sanctions. The candidates, including hardline and reformist contenders, pledged to work towards reviving the nuclear deal with world powers and improving economic ties with Latin America and African nations. The upcoming election follows the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash last month. The candidates also promised better relations with neighboring nations and urged Iranians to turn out for the election. The election comes amid heightened tensions with the West over Iran’s nuclear program, its involvement in the war in Ukraine, and its support for militia proxy forces in the Middle East.

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