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Khatami may challenge Ahmadinejad
The Peninsula ^ | June 18, 2008

Posted on 06/18/2008 6:40:23 PM PDT by nuconvert

Khatami may challenge Ahmadinejad

Tehran • Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami is considering opposing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in next year's presidential elections, Fars news agency reported yesterday. Khatami has sent a letter to renowned political personalities in Iran asking them to make an assessment whether he should run in next June's elections, Fars reported.

There has been no reaction yet by Khatami himself to the report.

The 64-year-old Khatami was president from 1997 to 2005 and initiated the reform wave in the country under the motto "dialogue among civilizations." His vision of an Islamic democracy however failed due to resistance by influential conservative clergy, especially in the judiciary, and eventually led to the presidency of Ahmadinejad in June 2005.

Khatami, a strong opponent of the current president, has formed a coalition with the faction close to ex-president Akbar Hashemi- Rafsanjani, which however lost last March's parliamentary elections to conservatives.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; iran; khatami; regime
If he does, it will be a show put on by the regime for everyone outside Iran.

There is no difference between the 2. Just a different puppet being manipulated by the same puppet master.

1 posted on 06/18/2008 6:40:26 PM PDT by nuconvert
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So it will be a moderate radical muslim. That will probably make a big difference.


2 posted on 06/18/2008 7:00:16 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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Mohammed Khatami talks a good game of moderation to fool gullible Westerners. He is however as committed a Khomeinist as the rest of Iran's clerical elite.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

3 posted on 06/19/2008 5:09:55 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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