When the new king of UK visited homeland because of Bam earthquake

However, it came at a time when many Iranians are angry that Mr Khatami’s democratic reforms have been blocked by the hardline Shia Muslim clerics who wield real power in the country.A number of Mr Khatami’s reformist allies recently resigned their seats in the Iranian parliament in protest at what they saw as a deliberate attempt by conservatives to prevent reformist candidates from standing in forthcoming elections.