Mohammad Reza Khatami
, the brother of former president Mohammad Khatami
and a prominent Reformist figure, has been sentenced to two years in prison for claiming that the 2009 presidential election, officially won by Mahmud Ahmadinejad, was rigged.
President Hassan Rowhani praises the strategic role played in recent elections by Muhammad Khatami
, Iran's ex-president who is subject to a media ban, thanking him in a speech aired live on state television.
Mohammad Reza Aref, the sole reformist candidate in Iran's June 14 presidential race, has withdrawn after receiving advice from reformist ex-president Mohammad Khatami
, his website reported on Tuesday morning.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Many, specially the western enemies of the Islamic Republic, did not expect former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami
, as the leader of the reformist camp, to go to the polling station today, specially after he and other reformists vowed last week that they would boycott elections.
and Gorbachev; politics of change in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the USSR.
Summary: Two-time former president turned opposition backer Mohammad Khatami
predicts that more and more "restrictions" will be imposed on elections in Iran, an opposition website reported Wednesday.Khatami said all sections of Iran would take part in future polls if conditions to ensure "fairness" in the electoral process were met, Rahezabz.net quoted him as telling a group of reformist MPs
, the pro-reform ex-president of Iran, has been banned from leaving the country, one of his aides has said.
Summary: Iran's former president Mohammad Khatami
on Wednesday dismissed confessions made by his aides at a Tehran trial of people arrested for opposing the re-election in June of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Summary: Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami
, an influential reformer, has rejected Saturday's trial of 100 prominent activists and protesters who were arrested following the June 12 disputed presidential election.
TEHRAN: Iran's popular former president Mohammad Khatami
has called for a nationwide referendum on the legitimacy of the government to end the country's post-election crisis.
Members of Iran's parliament have made a formal complaint to the intelligence minister over remarks made by former President Muhammad Khatami
. On Friday Mr Khatami
said the Islamic republic's founder, Ayatollah Khomeini, had not wanted to export the revolution by armed force.
TEHRAN: Iran's ex-president Mohammad Khatami
labelled the mass disqualification of reformist candidates for parliamentary elections as a "catastrophe" which threatens the Islamic revolution.