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Iran’s president meets with political activists

In a rare move, Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi met with a group of activists to discuss their political and economic concerns. 
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In a rare moment of political outreach, Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi met with a group of political activists from a diverse group of views for an iftar gathering.

According to the activists at the May 1 gathering, those in attendance were able to discuss various topics and issues in an open atmosphere. Mohsen Hashemi, the head of the Executives of Construction Party, told Tasnim News Agency that he wished the conversations had focused more on the various political groups and their activities and most conversations concerned the country’s economic situation. 

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