GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
1998: Conservatives in Iran react with hostility to some of the changes occurring under President Mohammed Khatami.

Five political dissidents and noted intellectuals are killed. President Khatami orders an investigation of the murders. That the investigation takes place at all proves to be one of Khatami's biggest successes. The Ministry of Intelligence and Security determines that its own members committed the murders.

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NPR reports on the status of women in Iran, following some of President Khatami's reforms and appointments during his first year in power.