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U.S., Europe speak as one on Iran

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- President Bush says the United States and its European allies speak with one voice in pressing Iran to drop its nuclear weapons ambitions.

Iran-Afghan 'silk road' opened

DOGHARUN, Iran, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A new "silk route" has been opened by the Afghan and Iranian presidents, linking their two countries in efforts to further reconstruction and boost trade.

UPI Energy Watch

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko believes that the agreement on the reverse of the Odessa-Brody oil pipeline meets Ukraine's interests at the present time,
JOHN C.K. DALY, International Correspondent

UPI Energy Watch

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- According to Nigeria's Minister of Science and Technology, Turner Isoun, Nigeria's government wants the assistance of the United Nations' International Atomic E
JOHN C.K. DALY, International Correspondent

UPI Energy Watch

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- According to Viktor Shevaldin, director general of Lithuania's Ignalina nuclear power plant, one of the plant's turbines ceased to function for one week due to
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, United Press International

Iran's president supports Annan

TEHRAN, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Iranian President Mohammad Khatami had reportedly sent a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan expressing support for him.

Iran wants quick Iraq elections

TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Iran's President Mohammad Khatami said Saturday that holding Iraqi elections quickly and forming a democratic government would restore stability and security.

Rafsanjani seeks to lead Iran again

TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is positioning himself to run again in May's elections, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Iran praises Olympics player for position

TEHRAN, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Iranian President Mohammad Khatami Sunday praised an Iranian judo Olympics player for refusing to compete against an Israeli opponent.

Iran blasts attack in Najaf

TEHRAN, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Iran on Saturday criticized the attack on the southern Iraqi city of Najaf, holy to Shiites, saying the United States bore all responsibility for it.

Singapore, India cooperate to fight terrorism

NEW DELHI, July 10 (UPI) -- Singapore and India have agreed on a mutual legal assistance treaty that is expected to boost cooperation to combat terrorism.

U.S. urges Iran not to intimidate IAEA

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- The United States urged Iran Thursday not to intimidate the U.N. nuclear watchdog that is to inspect Iranian nuclear facilities for possible proliferation.

Iran warns against attacking Najaf

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- Iran's President Mohammad Khatami Thursday warned the United States that an attack on a Shiite holy city in Iraq could lead to a disaster.

Bush disappointed with Iran elections

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush expressed disappointment Tuesday with Iran's parliamentary elections in which 2,400 candidates were banned.
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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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