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Sharq was founded in 2003 by supporters of President Mohammad Khatami (1997-2005), two years before the end of his second term and soon turned into reformists flagship daily. The daily has been banned a few times since its launch for undermining Iranian hadliners' authority. While a few individuals ...
Citing “an informed source,” reformist daily E'temad's website reports that surveillance devices have been discovered at former President Mohammad Khatami's office and home. “Eavesdropping on the meetings attended by Khatami is not implausible,” Javad Imam, the managing director of Khatami's ...

Iranian journalists created the association in 1997 at the start of the reformist presidency of Mohammad Khatami. “The Iranian government is an enemy of democracy and independent organizations, so it not only refuses to authorize an organization like RSF, but also prevents pro-government reformist ...
In addition to Nouri, in attendance at the meeting at Rouhani's residence were former President Mohammad Khatami, current Vice President Ishaq Jahangiri, and former speaker of the parliament and the head of the Supreme Leader's Inspection Office, Ali Akbar Nateq Nouri. The group criticized Rouhani ...
TEHRAN — If you are Iranian, much of your life for the past few years has depended on a messaging app called Telegram. It has become something of a parallel, but uncensored, internet. Since 2013, Telegram has replaced email, chat, forums, blogs, news websites, e-commerce, social networks, dating ...
The movement is notorious for leading pressure groups that targeted self-declared moderate presidents in Iran, such as former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and former President Mohammad Khatami. Ansar-e-Hezbollah soon emerged as one of the most powerful conservative lobbying tools.

This intensified as a social movement with the presidency of Mohammad Khatami (1997-2005). Reformers stood for democracy, democratic norms in government and society, and were in favor of opening up the country to the outside world, especially the West. The reformers have also tried hard in the last ...
This list, which was drawn up with the supervision and emphasis of former Reformist President Mohammad Khatami, succeeded in winning all the seats on the Tehran City Council. Hashemi, who was the lead candidate on the ticket, has been at the center of speculation about his becoming mayor ever ...
Pezeshkian also criticized the double standard the government is following in dealing with former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and reformist President Mohammad Khatami. Unlike Ahmadinejad, Khatami faces restrictions, including those barring his attendance at public events, and actively appearing ...
Pezeshkian also criticized the double standard the government is following in dealing with former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and reformist President Mohammad Khatami. Unlike Ahmadinejad, Khatami faces restrictions, including those barring his attendance at public events, and actively appearing ...
Tajzadeh, 61, is a former deputy interior minister and advisor to President Mohammad Khatami, who was in office from 1997-2005. The Supreme Leader “is the flag bearer of the campaign against corruption only verbally and in his remarks and speeches,” wrote Tajzadeh. Speaking about the Iranian ...
Restrictions curbing the activity of reformist former president Mohammad Khatami were also promised to be rolled back. Reformist MP Elias Hazrati sent an open letter to Rouhani asking him to meet his constitutional duty on releasing Mousavi and Karroubi. When analyzing the internal situation, the ...
I ask you: On whose instructions, immediately after the historic win of [Mohammad] Khatami [in the 1997 presidential election] did they begin to address the case of Karbaschi?... Why was he not convicted [of this crime] during the term of [president] Hashemi [Rafsanjani, 1989-1997]? On whose instructions ...
In April 2005, large-scale uprisings began in Ahwaz following the leak of a document from reformist President Mohammad Khatami's office showing a formal approach to change the demographic formation in Arab regions. Over the past few days, activists have launched an "I'm Arab" campaign through ...
The common argument that the West has a responsibility to institute policies designed to strengthen the so-called "moderate camp" (Hassan Rouhani, former President Mohammad Khatami) against the more "radical" elements ignores the fact that both political elites are actually in the same boat.
The common argument that the West has a responsibility to institute policies designed to strengthen the so-called "moderate camp" (Hassan Rouhani, former President Mohammad Khatami) against the more "radical" elements ignores the fact that both political elites are actually in the same boat.
... March 11, Abdollah Ramezanzadeh, a Reformist politician who served as spokesman for the government of President Mohammad Khatami from 2001-2005, posted several tweets in which he warned Reformist parliament members not to be fooled, saying Larijani was behind the ministers' impeachment.

Shayegan's ideas on how civilizations communicate with each other, equally embraced by former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, earned the intellectual the 2009 Global Dialogue Prize in Denmark. Despite having fled Iran following its 1979 Islamic Revolution, Shayegan had returned in recent ...
Tajzadeh, 61, is a former deputy interior minister and advisor to President Mohammad Khatami, who was in office from 1997-2005. In an open letter addressed to Ahmad Tavvakoli, a prominent conservative former MP from Tehran, Tajzadeh wrote that the Supreme Leader “is the flag bearer of the campaign ...
Yet there, women have proven their political power; their votes were decisive in electing both former President Mohammad Khatami and current President Hassan Rohani. These differences don't disturb Westerners who assert that religion alone is what determines women's status rather than the system of ...
Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami on Wednesday called on Iran's conservative and reformist camps to unite with a view to resolving the many challenges facing the country. In a statement published on a website known to be close to the former president, Khatami warned of what he described ...
Reports from Iran say the authorities have prevented former reformist President Mohammad Khatami from leaving his residence in Tehran to attend a meeting. The opposition Sahamnews website reported late on October 18 that Khatami was due to meet with his former ministers at his Baran foundation, but ...
This strategy was initiated ahead of the 1997 presidential election, which saw Reformist Mohammad Khatami defeat conservative Ali Akbar Nategh-Nuri. Reform-minded Seifollah Dad and Manouchehr Mohammadi were the men behind Khatami's electoral documentary. After Khatami appointed Dad as the ...
(Note that the Reformist organizations connected to the former President Mohammad Khatami are only a section of the larger reformist coalitions.) The inside opposition aspires for measured steps and pace of change, so the situation does not lead to chaos. Most Iranians don't want their everyday lives ...
In 1999, President [Mohammad] Khatami goes to Riyadh–. No, no, no. I'm saying what changed the dynamic? I understand. Oh, you're saying what made it bad again? Yeah. The fall of Saddam Hussein signified to Saudi Arabia a change in the equilibrium in the Arab world. That is why from 2003, when ...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's three-day visit to India from February 15 took place after a gap of 15 years — since President Mohammad Khatami's visit in 2003. Though President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came in 2008, this was a transit visit. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited Tehran in August ...
This lasted till 2003, the high point being Iranian president Mohammad Khatami invited as chief guest at the Indian Republic Day parade. The decline set in once the clandestine Iranian nuclear enrichment programme was discovered, leading to threatened sanctions, dialogue and then, with Ahmadinejad ...
For instance, former President Mohammad Khatami (1997-2005) did it very well. He offered a discourse of “reform” at the national level, and spiced it up with "dialogue between civilizations" at the international level. President Hassan Rouhani was also successful, albeit partially, in selling his “moderation” ...
But while the Bush administration rejected a potential opening for talks with the Iranian government, under President Mohammad Khatami, shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Obama eventually signed a deal with Iran that effectively curtailed its pursuit of a nuclear weapon. The Nuclear ...
In their separate messages to Iranian President Seyed Mohammad Khatami, the Pakistani leaders said they were shocked to learn about "great human losses" in the Iranian plane crash. The Pakistan president and prime minister also expressed sympathy with the families of those killed in the air crash.
Things had taken a highly positive turn with the election earlier that year of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a reformist and an intellectual in the mold of Mohammad Khatami, who served as president from 1997 to 2005. Rouhani was to address the UNGA. So was Barack Obama. And so was Netanyahu.
Abdollah Ramezanzadeh, spokesman of former President Mohammad Khatami's government in the 1990s, tweeted on February 10: “Thirty-nine years ago… at the age of 17, I was an enthusiastic and idealistic high school student awaiting revolutionary change…I hoped I could help create Paradise on ...
Continuing the policy of “developing closer ties,” former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami visited India in 2003 as the Chief Guest of the Republic Day parade, where he signed “The New Delhi Declaration,” in line with the previous resolution in Tehran, further expanding bilateral ties. This file photo ...
A chain of events, allegedly beginning with an Iranian drone penetrating Israeli airspace on Saturday followed by the downing of an Israeli F-16 fighter by Syrian forces, led to a large-scale military strike in which Israel bombed a dozen of Syrian and Iranian targets on Syrian soil. Hossein Salami, the deputy ...
He was in India as the National Security Adviser to Iran's President Mohammad Khatami, when they visited India from January 24-28, 2003. Sources have told India Today that there are "three key pillars" to Indo-Iran relations and to this visit. They are 'Connectivity, Trade and Culture'. Before the Iranian ...
Calls for a referendum in Iran first emerged in the late 1990s after the Islamic Republic's first reformist government under President Mohammad Khatami (1997-2005) failed to implement moderate policies in the face of resistance by the powerful conservative establishment. Since then, the slogans of ...
The leader of the country's reformist movement, Mohammad Khatami, faces severe restrictions on his political movements and even the former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has become outspoken about the state of the repression. “Today, we need everyone, including principlists, reformists, ...
Several papers also covered the remarks made by Iran's First Vice-President Es'haq Jahangiri in defence of reformist leader and ex-president Seyyed Mohammad Khatami. The above issues, as well as many more, are highlighted in the following headlines and top stories: 19 Dey: 1- Rouhani's Opponents ...
In an interview with centrist daily Arman, which was published on Saturday February 3, Younesi, a former intelligence minister under reformist President Mohammad Khatami, alleged that the protests were engineered by “those who lost the presidential race” against Rouhani in May 2017. But he offered ...
European trade with Iran almost tripled between 1998 and 2005 during Iranian President Mohammad Khatami's “Dialogue of Civilizations.” The price of oil quintupled during the same period. The Iranian leadership used that hard currency to invest in ballistic missiles and a covert nuclear program.
Other pundits have spoken of the dangers of the “clash of civilizations”, but Iran's then President Mohammad Khatami and other scholars introduced the more strategic, more pragmatic idea of a “dialogue among civilizations.” One of the great fruits of dialogue was the nuclear accord of 2015 which provided ...
After the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, the US war against terror was overshadowed by the idea of a “clash of civilizations.” In contrast, Iran's then-president Mohammad Khatami introduced the notion of “dialogue among civilizations,” which led to the first Iran-Philippines bilateral conference.
The contrast couldn't have been sharper: In 2009, as Iranians took to the street, they chanted, “Obama, Obama, either you're with us or against us,” but President Barack Obama remained silent. Eight years later, as Iranians again took to the streets, President Donald Trump tweeted up a storm. “Oppressive ...
Iran's former president Mohammad Khatami said this week that all political institutions in Iran should share the blame for the public discontent, and asked officials not to humiliate people and to refrain from “pouring salt in their wounds”. Sadeghi and more than 40 other MPs have written to the parliamentary ...
The reform movement began after the election of Mohammad Khatami as president in 1997. The soft-spoken, educated, and well-mannered cleric tried to soften the rough edges of the religious-ideological regime exhibiting an unending revolutionary fervor. After a short period of hope and relative press ...
In the face of popular and/or elite wrath at their reforms, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (after the protests of the early 1990s) and Mohammad Khatami (after the 1999 student uprising) became more risk-averse and pursued only superficial change. Yet marching in circles this time potentially could bring the ...
The 1997 election of President Mohammad Khatami, which brought reformists into government, foreshadowed an accelerating shift toward factionalism among the Islamic Republic's political elites. Seeking political, cultural, and economic liberalization of the Islamic government, reformists introduced the idea of change from ...
The letter was signed by some of the more outspoken and influential Reformist figures, including Saeed Hajjarian, often referred to as the main Reformist theoretician, Mostafa Tajzadeh, Feizollah Arabsorkhi, and Mohammad Reza Khatami, a brother of former President Mohammad Khatami and former ...
... to the Iranian Interior Ministry, 90 percent of those detained across the country in recent days are under 25 years old – members of a generation that grew up under international sanctions and has little memory of the relative openness of the Islamic Republic under reformist President Mohammad Khatami.
This institution has been receiving annual allocations since the second term of the last reformist president, Mohammad Khatami. Ayatollah Khomeini called the 1979 Islamic Revolution a “revolution of the barefooted”, a powerful image that helped the regime establish its hegemony and eradicate leftists from ...


 

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