Iran Guardian Council to review decision on candidates
The Iranian Guardian Council intends to review its decisions regarding the Iranian presidential candidates following Sayyed Ali Khamenei's words in this regard.
The Iranian Guardian Council commented on the words of the Iranian Leader about those granted eligibility to run in the presidential elections by saying that "the council's final opinion will be announced soon," adding that Sayyed Khamenei's recommendations are "the final word and we must adhere to it."
A spokesman for the Guardian Council, Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei, stated that the council "has admitted that it is not infallible and will announce its opinion soon."
A press source in Iran said that "the Guardian Council based the decision to exclude Larijani on inaccurate reports."
Sayyed Ali Khamenei announced earlier today that some individuals that did not receive eligibility to run for President "were subject to injustice, and I ask the authorities responsible bodies to compensate for that."
Sayyed Khamenei stated that the allegations against the people that were not granted eligibility to run for office are untrue.
Larijani's Advisor Welcomes the Guardian Council's Decision
The advisor of the Ali Larijani, who got excluded by the Guardian Council, Mansour Haqiqat-poor, thanked Sayyed Ali Khamenei for this "fatherly gesture and citing the injustice that Larijani was subject to," recommending "all friends and fans of Larijani to prepare for the post-reconsideration phase of the Guardian Council."
Haqiqat-poor stated that the supporters of Larijani are waiting for "an emergency meeting by the Guardian Council today so that Imam Khamenei's order is implemented," while saying that Larijani's electoral center "is ready to go back to work."
Raisi: Achieving Freedom of Expression and Political Freedoms is Constitutional Duty
In light of candidate campaigns, presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi said that "achieving freedom of expression, thought, and political freedoms is a constitutional duty for the state."
In an interview on Jam-e Jam TV, Raisi said that if he wins, he will work to make cyberspace more transparent and monitor the government's performance.
Iranian Presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi stated the possibility of dealing with discrimination, corruption, and injustice and indicated that he is participating based on the demands of the people and intellectuals.
He also announced Tuesday that the most important characteristics of the managers who will handle affairs in his government - if he wins the presidential race - are to be popular, revolutionary, and counter-corruption.
Hemmati Pledges to Fix Economic Affairs
In turn, the reformist candidate Abdolnasser Hemmati stressed that the time has come for economists to take over the country's management instead of politicians and said, "I will do everything in my power to reform the country's economic affairs."
A central member of the reformist construction cadres party, Mohammad Atrianfar, had predicted Mohsen Mehralizadeh's withdrawal in favor of Abdolnasser Hemmati in the Iranian presidential elections.