Our stability and Afghanistan's stability are linked. Our progress and development are linked to Afghanistan's developmentIran-Afghan 'silk road' opened Jan 28, 2005
If the majority of people accept the situation, we also will accept itKhamenei dismisses riots as interference Jul 20, 2009
The people know that not to vote will allow a minority to control the destiny of the countryIran President defies Ayatollahs Feb 16, 2004
Even if the voters cannot send the candidates they want to Parliament, they can prevent those they don't want from being electedIran President defies Ayatollahs Feb 16, 2004
I have no idea why Iran says things, and I'm not going to try to explain themIran warns against attacking Najaf Apr 22, 2004
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.