Sunday, January 25, 2004

POLITICAL REFORM IN IRAN?

Here is an excerpt from Amir Taheri's article, Reading Iran Wrong [via Free Iran News]:

"And neither faction is proposing any radical reform of any aspects of the Khomeinist system. Both reject the almost unanimous call of the opposition parties and movements for a constitutional referendum. Both claim legitimacy on the basis not of the people's will but of their fidelity to the teachings of Khomeini."

In the news:
Iran Council vetoes election bill.
Iran's stacked vote.