Khatami: If I Run In The Elections, The People Will Pay the Price
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Khatami also compared the state of Iran’s nuclear program today to the era of his presidency. He said: “During our era [1997-2005] the use of nuclear technology was recognized. We didn’t provoke the world … we built international trust.” While decisions on Iran’s nuclear program are made through the supreme leader’s office many critics inside Iran have accused President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of increasing Iran’s international isolation and pressure through his inflammatory rhetoric.