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Iran Tightens Restrictions on Ex-President Khatami

Iran Tightens Restrictions on Ex-President Khatami

London- Iran’s opposition said Friday that restrictions have been tightened on reformist former president Mohammad Khatami, barring him from all public meetings for three months.  Khatami has been banned from appearing in the media since mass protests against...
Did the BBC help overthrow the Shah?

Did the BBC help overthrow the Shah?

[inset_left]Persian Service: The BBC and British Interests in Iran By Annabelle Sreberny and Massoumeh Torfeh I.B.Tauris, 226 pages London 2014[/inset_left] “It’s all the work of the English!” Even when said in jest, for many Iranians this popular adage still has a...
Opinion: Too popular for his own good?

Opinion: Too popular for his own good?

The failure of former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami to attend the funeral of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg earlier this month raised a big question for me, because Khatami had previously announced that he planned to take part in the ceremony. Ali Akbar Velayati,...