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03/12/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Iran Ex-Leader Welcomes US dialogue

A proposal by the United States to begin dialogue with Iran has been cautiously welcomed by Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former Iranian president.

Iran is also prepared to help Washington in its military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, Rafsanjani told Al Jazeera on Monday.

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