Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

Reform shot-down in Iran.

A key reform bill adopted by Iranian MPs in a bid to end the conservative stranglehold over President Mohammad Khatami’s legislative agenda has been rejected by a constitutional watchdog body controlled by his opponents, official media said on Wednesday.

The Guardians Council demanded that parliament revise the legislation which would end its right to vet candidates, the state IRNA news agency said.

The council was quoted as saying that after “long deliberations,” it found the reform bill to contain 39 items that contravene the constitution and seven that conflict with Islam.

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