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Khatami’s Withdrawal: Reasons, Domestic and Regional Implications

According to the Washington Post and the BBC, Ayatollah Khatami has decided to drop out of the Iranian presidential race. It is understood that he will throw his support behind the candidacy of former Prime Minister Mir Hosein Mousavi.
The analysis piece below looks at the reasons behind Khatami’s decision, why he would back Mousavi, and its implications for the Iranian nuclear program, talks with the US and policies towards Israel.
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Posted on : Mar 17 2009
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