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October 14, 2008
Contender hints at running for Iranian presidency

Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami hinted he may run for the Iranian presidency, although no official announcements have been made.

Middle East specialist Dr. Ghassan Shabaneh speaks with Martin Savidge about the likelihood of Khatami’s candidacy amid the souring socio-economic climate under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He also discusses the potential benefits of an American Interests Section in Tehran.

Khatami and other reformists seek a nuclear power program linked to economy rather than the military — a key issue in U.S.-Iran relations.


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why is nuclear energy is forbidgen to Iran but allowed to others? why it is allowed for Israil who doesn’t have the right to stay in the middle east?


I believe Iran is developing nuclear energy for peaceful purposes to supply energy to the rapid growth of the population.

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