I would like to announce my candidacy for the upcoming presidential electionsKhatami to run for president of Iran Feb 08, 2009
The Iranian nation's historical demand is to have freedom, independence and justice, and I will work for thatKhatami to run for president of Iran Feb 08, 2009
The world's developed countries are using nuclear energy and trying to replace fossil fuels with other sources of energy for a better environment and Iran wants to do the sameKhatami: Iran nuke program has green tone Apr 21, 2007
It's a great joke -- the greatest joke that (U.S. President) Bush said, that he would like to export democracy to the Middle East. Democracy is not something to get exportedIran's Khatami attacks U.S. policy Nov 02, 2006
Also in America, many believe that Iran is a revolutionary country that seeks to expand an Islamic democracy and eliminate foreign bases in the regionKhatami: Iran, U.S. against rapprochement Aug 05, 2005
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.