Iran: October 20, 2003


nuclear weapons program (for now).

Many moderate and reformer groups are debating if they should boycott the next parliamentary elections. Since the Islamic conservative minority can, by law, veto anything the parliament tries to do, reformers are considering taking their efforts to the next level; armed rebellion. This would be a very serious move, as the Islamic conservatives control the police and most of the armed forces. Moreover, the Islamic conservatives see themselves as on a mission from God, and feel no




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