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Former Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad: 'I Have No Regrets'

His two-term presidency (2005-13) was marked by human rights violations, including a violent crackdown on demonstrators protesting his disputed reelection, the arrests and harassment of prominent opposition figures and journalists — including RFE/RL correspondents. But in an often testy interview with RFE/RL, Mahmud Ahmadinejad says he has no regrets – although he avoids answering tough questions about his rule. He spoke via Skype from Tehran to RFE/RL’s Golnaz Esfandiari on September 16.

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