Mohammad Khatami Quotes (61 Quotes)

    I will continue investigations until all the aspects of the event are discovered and appropriate action is taken,

    I am proud that at the end of the 20th century, I, as president of my country, have begun a dialogue between civilizations and different peoples,

    The American president's remarks not only showed that he does not have the ability to learn from history ... but also that U. S. policy is now worse and more unrealistic than under his predecessors.

    They are to ensure people know their rights in shaping their destiny. It is also a giant step towards decentralization, which is a goal of the new government.

    The artificial crises created in the past have not had a good impact on our national and international relations,

    The stability of Afghanistan is the stability of our country. We support the good relationship between us and we've had a lot of good cooperation between us and we hope in the future I'm sure that we can actually strengthen our relationships. And this trip is for this purpose. And I am very hopeful and very optimistic,

    Something that pains me, and for which I pity the American people, is that their leaders have fallen behind the times. They are not living in their times,

    Real peace can only be achieved through an end to occupation and the return of all Palestinians to their homeland and through respect for the rights of all Palestinians, including Muslims, Christians and Jews, to determine their own future,

    Relying on the cooperation and assistance of the Iranian nation, we will reconstruct Bam,

    The hope is for the final victory of monotheism, morality, peace and reconciliation,

    We think America is not in a position to take a lunatic action of attacking Iran,

    We could have more success but for mistakes that some selfish people had in our society and our government, ... We need to take care of people's needs, we need to hear people and their needs. I will use my four years experience towards the coming four years.

    I ... voice Iran's readiness to provide relief supplies to the quake-stricken people,

    Ignoring people's demands in the name of religion ... will only create disappointment.

    in the name of fighting terrorism, we do not create another human catastrophe.

    We should listen in earnest to what other cultures offer, ... Dialogue is not easy.

    Adopting unequal measures as the foundation for relations between countries and transforming ties between East and West into a class struggle between oppressors and oppressed has done nothing other than create armed peace, brutality, conflicts and terrorism,

    But I hope whoever is the winner, either Bush or Kerry will act realistically and rationally in the long-term interest of the United States to reduce tension by not interfering in the internal affairs of other countries,

    But there has been misuse of this historic fact by Israel with regards to the suppressed Palestinian nation.

    Unfortunately the smallest amount paid by consumers returns to the producing country and the biggest profits are made by the Western governments who bring pressure upon the consumers there ...

    On the other hand, we are witnessing occupation, violence and terrorism throughout the world.

    If the invaders reach Iran, the country will turn into a burning hell for them.

    Those who regarded the revolution, during Imam Khomeini's time, as a deviation, are now wielding the tools of terror and oppression,

    I declare my respects to the great people of the United States, and I hope that in the close future I would have a dialogue and talk with the people of America,

    The world is tired of seeing the perpetuation of violence and terrorism, but the effort to create a real peace needs to go hand in hand with the struggle to restore justice,

    Without a doubt, we will succeed in moving forward, only if we have the capacity to reap the benefit of positive, scientific and social accomplishments of Western civilization,

    I am sure these people have evil aims. They intend to foster violence in society, and we shall stand in their way ... We take the security of our country and our citizens very seriously,

    I assure all peace-loving individuals in the world that Iran's efforts in the field of nuclear technology are focused on civilian application and nothing else. This is the Iranian nation's legitimate right,

    Over the past 50 years this is what the United States has done to the world, and especially to us. That is why relations between our nation and the United States are bitter,

    The persecution of Jews, just like Nazism, is a Western phenomenon. In the east, we have always lived side by side with them. And we follow a religion that states that the death of an innocent person is the death of all of humanity.

    Pledging to follow legal channels to deal with this issue, ... We must always be worried about the public dissatisfaction and, God willing, the Guardian Council will make amends.

    It is with extreme sadness that we hear of the passing of the leader of the world's Catholics, His Holiness Pope John Paul II, who commanded the three paths of religious learning, philosophical thought and poetical and artistic creativity.

    We have no intention of interfering in the work of this country and no country should accept the interference of other countries in the affairs of Afghanistan,

    I renew the pact and oath I have with the people, and nothing will stop me from implementing the program I promised them,

    The oppressed people of Palestine, whether those who dwell in that bloodstained holy land or those who continue to bear the brunt of hardship and displacement worldwide, are all in all the victims of Zionist discrimination and aggression,

    We are following a religion which condemns the killing of even one innocent person, including an innocent Jew.

    But those who consider themselves victims of fascism are implementing fascistic policies in the Middle East.

    I hope the new parliament will lay such a strong foundation for running the country that it will leave no room for extra-legal groups to impose their capricious will,

    Of course this project plays an important role for economic cooperation for Iran, Pakistan and India. It is very important to defuse tension in the whole region and increase peace and stability,

    The summit meeting will be about ways to strengthen solidarity in OPEC and to find ways to consolidate cooperation, not about setting oil prices or quotas,

    We are not on an international quest and we are not here to make other governments conform with our position,

    We should know that one of the crimes by German national socialism was the massacre of innocent people and there have definitely been a large number of Jews among them.

    From the outset we have said that peaceful nuclear technology is our right. And we have said that under no circumstances will we go towards making nuclear weapons.

    Defilement is an action, not an idea, and therefore it is not freedom of expression. It does treachery to freedom of expression. Secondly, it is a part of a trend that enrages Islamism around the world. Therefore it has to be interpreted in this context.

    I believe if the Islamic world is given assurances that such an act will not be repeated in the future we will see greater calm.

    There is no way except for Western governments to reduce their taxes, ... It is only under these circumstances that we can reach stability and calm in the markets so that both producers and consumers are happy.

    The people of Afghanistan will never tolerate that and will not agree to any interference from foreign countries in their land. So we should help, only to rebuild in this country.

    We think the vote will be more than last time -- both in percentage terms and in the turnout,

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