Iran's reformist ex-president back in spotlight
Oct 16, 2008 | Posted by: Reuters | Full story: Reuters
By Parisa Hafezi
YAZD, Iran (Reuters) - Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami has yet to announce whether he wants to relaunch reforms by competing in a 2009 presidential race.
But months ahead of the June vote, he was back in the spotlight and displaying his enduring popularity on a visit to the province of his birth, Yazd.
People in the province's desert capital greeted him with flowers and chants of: "Long live next president. We love you." and school children in blue uniforms sang for him as tears came into his eyes.
just like in USSR times. All people greeted, children sang songs and all cried. Of course it was all pretended.
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