Khatami says he is ready to quit
Iran's President Mohammad Khatami said in a speech he would resign if people want him to, a local newspaper reported Saturday.
Khatami has recently come under increasing pressure to fulfill election promises of freedoms and democratic change in Iran.
"We are not masters of people but servants of this nation. If this nation says we don't want you, we will go," Khatami was quoted as saying by the government-owned daily, Iran.
Khatami made his comments in a speech in Karaj, west of the capital Tehran, on Thursday.
"We have to approve the qualifications of various candidates. If the people feel the program they vote for meets obstacles, then they will not participate in the elections," Iran quoted Khatami as saying. (Albawaba.com)
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