No. 34

25 August 1997

The Political Scene

Iranian President Mohammad Khatami has pulled off another major surprise by winningthe endorsement of the Majlis for his entire cabinet, meaning (presumably) that he cancommand a majority in parliament for the reforms he promised in his presidential campaign.The main arena for these reforms is expected to be domestic, but Mr. Khatami indicatedduring the debate on the cabinet that he has some new ideas about foreign policy as well.Elsewhere, the...