A friend writes from Tehran:
Here the political weather is terrible. You might know that the parliamentary election is near and the reformist nearly are not allowed to be involved. About 80 per cent of reformist candidates has been labeled as unqualified by the Government. Mr Khatami and Rafsanjani had a meeting with the Supreme Leader but it had no fruit. We are waiting for much worse days.
The Iranian film festival has been just finished with no movie by great directors of the country. All movies were about Islam, religious rites and Imams. Good for Ahmadinejad!
I love my country but i really hate it. That’s iranian life. Always dealing with dilemmas.
Ahmadinejad and his clique are turning his country into a fundamentalist backwater, censoring at will.