Iranian Leader Wants Candidates Reinstated

Iran’s supreme leader ordered the hard-line constitutional watchdog council to reconsider its decision to bar senior reformist candidates from running in next month’s presidential elections, state-run television reported Monday.

The Guardian Council, which vets the election candidates, on Sunday rejected all the reformists registered to run in next month’s presidential elections. The council rejected all but six of the 1,000 hopeful candidates. Among those rejected were all the female candidates. Full Story

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