Skip to comments.Khatami may challenge Ahmadinejad
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.
There is no difference between the 2. Just a different puppet being manipulated by the same puppet master.
So it will be a moderate radical muslim. That will probably make a big difference.
"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
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.