Hashemi Will Not Oppose His Disqualification By The Guardian Council: Campaign’s Spokesman

“Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani will not consider any objection to the decision of his disqualification by the Guardian Council,” Eshagh jahangiri the spokesman of Hashemi Rafsanjani ‘s election campaign said in an interview with Iranian Students’s News Agency on Wednesday.

“Mr.Hashemi Rafsanjani and his campaign entered to the presidential race while committed to the law and ethics and we will continue [to respect the law],” he said.

“Hashemi was and god willing will remain as a pillar of the regime.”

Iran’s interior ministry announced on Tuesday that Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a two-term former president had been disqualified by the Guardian Council to run in next month’s election to succeed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The list of qualified candidates also did not include the name of the President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s top aide, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei.

Mashaei said he will ask the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei to help him back in the presidential race.

But Rafsanjani did not immediately comment on the decision.

Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei the spokesman of the Council in an interview with Iran’s state TV on Tuesday that according to the Iran’s presidential election law, disqualified candidates cannot appeal the decision of the Guardian Council. 

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