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Former Iran President: Non-tolerance of criticisms unjust

Tehran, Dec 29, IRNA - Iran's former president Mohammad Khatami said in Tehran Saturday that superficial persons, gripped with their own suspicions, cannot tolerate any opposition against their "truth looking" suspicions.

Head of the International Institution of Dialogue among Cultures nd Civilizations, Hojjatoleslam Khatami told a group of artists and literarymen that the practice by the said group cannot be fair and just.

Elaborating on the Muslim feast of Eid-ul-Ghadir, on which occasion he was delivering the speech, Khatami said the world is more than ever in need of justice, the path laid down by the first Shia Imam, Hazrat Ali (AS).

Elsewhere in his remarks, Khatami called for administration of justice and helping the needy.

He said people should roll up sleeves and try to attain justice, and democracy and decide their own fate.

"Justice, democracy and deciding their own fate are not blessings bestowed to the public by power holders -- the things which they (the power holders) refuse to do. People should gain them themselves," said Khatami.

... Payvand News - 12/29/07 ... --

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