Green revolution lives on, Khatami says

TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The so-called Green Revolution will not be abandoned by members of the Iranian opposition movement, said former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami.

Opposition party takes shape in Iran

TEHRAN, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami and defeated candidate Mehdi Karroubi will join the political party of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi.

Mousavi should stand trial, leader says

TEHRAN, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Iranian opposition leaders should face trial for inciting violence and staging a so-called velvet revolution, Iranian military commanders say.

Khatami denounces protesters' trials

TEHRAN, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Trials under way for dozens of Iranian protesters are unconstitutional and amount to "play-acting," reformist former President Mohammad Khatami says.

Khatami calls for election investigation

TEHRAN, July 31 (UPI) -- The crackdown on post-election protesters in Iran is counter to the principles of the revolution and requires a formal examination, an opposition leader says.
Khamenei dismisses riots as interference

Khamenei dismisses riots as interference

TEHRAN, July 20 (UPI) -- Iran's supreme leader, in a speech Monday, dismissed the riots after the country's presidential election as the result of interference by foreign governments.

Mousavi seeks unity government

TEHRAN, April 14 (UPI) -- Iranian presidential contender Mir-Hossein Mousavi reached out to Principlist rivals in the hopes of ruling with a unity government, party officials said.

Karroubi stays in Iran's presidential race

TEHRAN, April 13 (UPI) -- Iranian presidential contender Mehdi Karroubi will not step aside, leaders say, as several parties line up to support a rival candidate on the Reformist ticket.

Reformists predict '97 repeat in Iran

TEHRAN, April 10 (UPI) -- Reformist candidate Mehdi Karroubi said his platform would repeat the 1997 landslide victory that secured the Iranian presidency of Mohammad Khatami.

Reformist unity urged amid Khatami move

TEHRAN, March 23 (UPI) -- An Iranian political party called for unity in the Reformist camp following a move by former President Mohammad Khatami to pull out of the presidential race.

Cleric demands 'truth' for Iran's election

TEHRAN, March 20 (UPI) -- Candidates for the June presidential elections in Iran should campaign on a platform of pragmatism, Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani said during Friday prayers.

Khatami stepped aside for 'noble' reasons

TEHRAN, March 19 (UPI) -- Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami withdrew from the presidential contest to avoid saturation of Reformists, a former vice president said.

Khatami urged to rethink presidential bid

TEHRAN, March 18 (UPI) -- An Iranian reformist party has called on former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami to return to the presidential race.
Khatami withdraws from race in Iran

Khatami withdraws from race in Iran

TEHRAN, March 17 (UPI) -- Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami issued a statement announcing his withdrawal from the 2009 presidential race.
Source: Khatami to withdraw from Iran race

Source: Khatami to withdraw from Iran race

TEHRAN, March 16 (UPI) -- Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami is set to withdraw from the presidential race in favor of another reformist candidate, sources say.
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Mohammad Khatami
Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami called for a referendum to settle the country's disputed presidential election, according to Iranian websites in Tehran, Iran on July 20, 2009. File picture shows Khatami waving during a meeting on October 15, 2008. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah/FILE)

Seyed Mohammad Khātamī (Persian: سید محمد خاتمی, pronounced ; born October 14, 1943) is an Iranian scholar and politician. He served as the fifth President of Iran from August 2, 1997 to August 3, 2005. He also served as Iran's Minister of Culture in both the 1980s and 1990s.

Khatami attracted global attention during his first election to the presidency when, as "a little known cleric, he captured almost 70% of the vote." Khatami had run on a platform of liberalization and reform. During his two terms as president, Khatami advocated freedom of expression, tolerance and civil society, constructive diplomatic relations with other states including those in the Asia and European Union, and an economic policy that supported a free market and foreign investment.

Khatami is known for his proposal of Dialogue Among Civilizations. The United Nations proclaimed the year 2001 as the United Nations' Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations, on Khatami's suggestion.

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