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.

Khatami to run for president of Iran

TEHRAN, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami said Sunday he plans to run for president again.
Conservatives mute Ahmadinejad criticism

Conservatives mute Ahmadinejad criticism

TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Politics have prompted Iran's conservatives to reverse their criticism of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's letter to Barack Obama, observers say.

Iran's Khatemi decides against run

TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami has decided against making a third run for the office and instead will endorse another reform candidate, sources say.

Khamenei takes control

LONDON, April 1 (UPI) -- As parliamentary elections in Iran confirm a vast majority for the hard-liners in Iran, jostling seems to have already gained pace for Iran's presidential elections in 2009.
DAVID AMESS, UPI Outside View Commentator

Iran's election results

MOSCOW, March 21 (UPI) -- The first results of the parliamentary elections in Iran were not sensational. As expected, the religious conservatives representing Iran's political elite, which aim to maintain the permanence of the Islamic state's foundations and the ayatollah regime, won recent elections by a landslide.
PYOTR GONCHAROV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Reformists banned from Iranian elections

TEHRAN, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Most of the Reformist Party candidates in Iran have been disqualified from upcoming parliamentary elections, it was reported Wednesday.

Analysis: U.S. military & Iran -- Part 1

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The publication Monday of the key judgments from the U.S. intelligence assessment of Iran’s nuclear program has reignited the debate about how the United States should seek to deal with the potential threat from an Iranian bomb. Missing so far is any serious assessment of how the U.S. military has been preparing for a potential attack on Iran; how it might conduct it; and what the consequences might be. First of Six parts.

Iran nuclear divisions

MOSCOW, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- For the first time, divisions within the Iranian political elite over the country's nuclear program are starting to emerge into the open.
PYOTR GONCHAROV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Iran charges former envoy with spying

TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Iran has charged former top nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian with turning over classified documents to Britain.

Analysis: Iran friendly to Jews -- sort of

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Iranian president’s meeting with an anti-Israel Jewish group in New York Monday and a television series in Iran about the Holocaust reflect the country’s complex relationship with its Jewish population and reveal a sympathy from their Muslim compatriots that is hidden by Tehran’s bombastic rhetoric toward Israel.
DEREK SANDS, UPI Correspondent

Khatami: Iran nuke program has green tone

TEHRAN, April 21 (UPI) -- Iran's former president, Mohammad Khatami, says his nation's controversial nuclear program is in line with the world's goal of limiting fossil fuel use.

Iranian general's disappearance a mystery

JERUSALEM, March 5 (UPI) -- The disappearance of Iranian Gen. Ali Reza Askari in Istanbul has Arabic media suggesting the CIA or Israel abducted him, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Initiative seeks to resolve East-West rift

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A U.N.-led initiative to resolve the conflict between the West and the Muslim world says the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is the primary source of the problem.

Iran's Khatami attacks U.S. policy

LONDON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Iran's former President Mohammad Khatami says the U.S.-led campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq have only led more Muslims to support the militant al-Qaida. Speaking to the BBC while visiting London, Khatamai, regarded as a reformist when he was the Iranian

Leader says Islam, West must work together

PARIS, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- An Arab leader told a United Nations conference in Paris that growing conflicts between Western and Islamic nations threaten global security.

Khatami calls for U.S., Iran calm

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Iran and the United States need to calm down in the dispute over Iran's nuclear policy, former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami says.

Former Iranian president calls for unity

STREAMWOOD, Ill., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami visited a suburban Chicago mosque and urged Muslims to work for peace.

Former Iranian leader visits U.S.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The Bush administration won't be rolling out the red carpet when former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami visits Washington next week.

Carter and Khatami plan meeting

ATLANTA, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami has asked that his trip to the United States include a meeting with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

West warned not to pressure Iran

TOKYO, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Iran's former President Mohammad Khatami, speaking in Japan Friday, warned the West against pressuring his country on its nuclear program.
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