He was educated in Qom, the Canterbury of the Shia Muslim world, and changed his family name — which originally was Feridoun — as a security measure to avoid the attention of the Savak secret police when preaching against theShah Rouhani means cleric in Persian.
It matches conciliation with contempt. The Revolutionary Guards quickly blamed the United States.
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Monica Elfriede Witt had access to the names of double agents working for the American government and knew the workings of United States military operations across the Middle East. As Iran elects a new president, I drove 550 miles from its holiest city to the capital to see how people are divided.Iran holds pivotal presidential elections
Other voters, especially younger ones, said they favored Mr. Ahmedinejad filed to run again, but was rejected by the unelected overseers who decide who will appear on the ballot.
Ahmadinejad, who poisoned relations with the West. A total of one million people will be mobilized to organize and run the elections, and around 250,000 policemen will be on duty. Shiite Islam is the state religion of Iran, with Sunni Muslims constituting a very small minority of the nation.
There have been signs of public unrest even before the vote. Key figures and voting procedures of this twin vote: How Iran Became an Undemocratic Democracy. He appealed primarily to poor and deeply religious Iranians. The shock has passed.
European powers are thinking again. During the war with Iraq in the 1980s, he commanded national air defence. Among those barred from running was the former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He badly needs to demonstrate progress on overhauling the moribund economy.
Bahriye, who said he thought he was in his early 70s many in Iran are unsure of their birthdates , offered a diatribe against politicians, saying that they promised many things but never delivered.