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Reader comment on item: Iran in Crisis

Submitted by Peter (United States), Jul 23, 2002 at 11:07

This is a great article. I've had so much hope for Iran ever since Mohammand Khatami came to power. It truly looks like the Iranian people want reform and they want democracy. It's only a matter of time before we see truly positive reform in Iran.

I believe this is the first step in a changing Middle East and, hopefully, the Middle East of today will be unrecognizable in a few years. With a voluntary regime change in Iran and a (pending) involuntary regime change in Iraq, democracy is ready to make a strong appearance in the Middle East.

I wouldn't be too surprised if the other Middle Eastern nations give way to democracy after Iran.

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