Latest on Iran Election: 7-8 Candidate Will Be Qualified; MPs Urged Rejection of Rafsanjani

IRGC holding a drill to practice tactics of street riots on May 15,2013. (Photo Credit: BasijPress)

IRGC hold a drill to practice tactics of street riots on May 15,2013. (Photo Credit: BasijPress)

Iran Will Foil Enemy Plots: Minister of Intelligence

Iran’s Minister of Intelligence said on Wednesday that “[Iran enemies] have plans about Iran upcoming presidential election but we will foil enemy plots.”

“All [in the Intelligence Ministry] are prepared to counter enemy’s plans [to sabotage iran election],” he said stressing that “most of the plans are in media.”

Two Battalions of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards hold a drill on Tuesday to practice tactics of street riots.

100 MPs Urged Rejection of Hashemi Rafsanjani

100 MPs signed a plea, asking Iran’s Guardian Council to reject Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani candidacy; citing him indirectly supporting the “sedition leaders” during 2009 post-election unrests.

 

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, and his close ally Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei flash victory signs, as they arrive at the election headquarters of the interior ministry for registering of Rahim Mashaei for the upcoming presidential election, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, May 11, 2013.(Photo Credit: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP)

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, and his close ally Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei flash victory signs, as they arrive at the election headquarters of the interior ministry for registering of Rahim Mashaei for the upcoming presidential election, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, May 11, 2013.(Photo Credit: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP)

Ahmadinejad: Let Everyone Take Part in the Election

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad talking to journalists asked the Guardian Council to “let the different political orientation to take part in the election and people would cast their votes.”

Ahmadinejad is supporting his controversial adviser, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei in the upcoming presidential election. Mashaei’s chance of being disqualified by the Guardian Council is very high due to his non-Islamic remarks.

 

Only 7-8 Candidate Will Be Permitted: Member of the Guardian Council

Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, a member of the Guardian Council said today that only “7 or 8 presidential candidates will be approved.”

“Most of the candidates will be disqualified because they lack enough management experience,” he said during his class on religion.

686 candidates registered in Iranian presidential election.

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