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Local businessman seeks to be candidate in Iranian presidential election

Original post made on May 16, 2013

In a seemingly quixotic quest, East Bay businessman Kazem Sadati (also known as Matt Sadati) has thrown his hat into the ring to be Iran's next president. He is one of 686 people who registered with the Interior Ministry in Tehran last week to be candidates to succeed termed-out President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:03 PM

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Danville
on May 16, 2013 at 6:37 am

Not all come to the US to become and American and to try and assimilate into our culture and country. There are those that just use us as they have the money and means to do so. ""He's been a very astute businessman and he's an upstanding member of the community," Parent said. Astute business man yes, member of the community, no. The US is just used by those that never had any intent on becoming an American. True American's don't run for office in a foreign land!

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Danville
on May 16, 2013 at 7:02 am

Bill, you are narrow-minded. You can be a US citizen and love this country but also love your original country of origin. My wife is a dual citizen and has served both countries with honor and integrity. Shouldn't we, as Americans, work to make the world a better place?

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Posted by Majid
a resident of another community
on May 17, 2013 at 7:55 am

Mr. Sadati is a delusional and misguided person. Him being a candidate for the presidency in Iran he is directly saying that IRI elections are free and endorsing the brutal theocratic dictatorship. The elections in Iran are not free. The regime only chooses candidates to run who are committed to the regime and obedient to the supreme leader Khamenei, the grand dictator. Anyone who supports IRI and Khamenei in the US have something very wrong with them. They border on insanity.

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Posted by parivash azimi
a resident of Walnut Creek
on May 20, 2013 at 11:38 am

i have met Mr. Sadati and he is a very nice guy. he has a very good business sense and very knowledgeable. i wish him the best of luck and hope he could do a better job than the current president that is there now.

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on May 21, 2013 at 3:52 pm

This does not make him any less American - maybe he is trying to take ideas that have worked here and adapt them to the Iranian society.
As long a shot as it may be if he is elected it can reduce the nuclear threat to the region and US can scale back its defense spending.

Thanks for listening.

Julia Pardini from beautiful Alamo

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