Iran Uprising
Wednesday May 24, 2017

Iran's Guardian Council Reject Rafsanjani's Bid to Run for President

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Former president and a close confidant of the late Ayatollah Khamenei, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, was not named in the list distributed by the Iranian Interior Ministry.

Missing from the list is also Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, former chief of staff of current President Mahmoud Ahmadinajd and a close friend to him.