Saturday, February 07, 2004
Iran president yields over polls| |
Iran's president has agreed February's general election can go ahead - despite pressing for a delay in a row over the barring of 2,000 reformist candidates...I guess the people who want a better, freer Iran don't have the cojones to do what it takes to get it. What a shame.
Mr Khatami and the parliament speaker Mehdi Karroubi have been working frantically to try to defuse the crisis.
However they now appear to have admitted failure and have bowed reluctantly to the ruling by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, says the BBC's Jim Muir in Tehran.