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The Briefing: Iranian Presidential Politics

Iran's former two-term president, Mohammad Khatami, recently announced his plans to challenge incumbent President Mahmud Ahmadinejad in a presidential election slated for June. Khatami is regarded by some as reformers' best hope despite obstacles to a substantive challenge to the country's current hard-line administration. In the latest of RFE/RL's occasional briefings, Radio Farda correspondent Mehrdad Mirdamadi talks about Khatami's underdog status, despite Iranian grievances aimed at the mistakes of the past four years.

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30 Years After
Iran's Revolution

As Iran celebrates the 30th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution, RFE/RL looks at the legacy of the revolution and its effect on Iran and the world. More