Iranian reformer to run for president

Ahmadinejad will face off with Iran's former pro-West leader in June

Mohammad Khatami, the former Iranian president who sought a thaw in Iran’s relations with the West and wanted more political freedom at home during his time in office from 1997 to 2005, will square off against incumbent hardliner Mamoud Ahmadinejad in presidential elections in June. Khatami will likely face opposition from Iran’s religious establishment, including the country¹s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The New York Times