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date: 18 April 2019

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This article discusses the political life of Seyed Mohammad Khatami. He was appointed to his first prominent government position in 1982 as the minister of culture and Islamic guidance by the Prime Minister Mirhossein Mousavi. He was also given major responsibilities in Iran’s war effort against Iraq, as the head of the joint command of the armed forces and the director of Iran’s War Propaganda Headquarters. He became Iran’s president in 1997 after garnering nearly 70 percent of the vote. Khatami served two terms and remains extremely popular in his home country and abroad because of his decency, civility, and liberality.

Keywords: Iranian politics, presidents, presidential elections, Seyed Mohammad Khatami

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