Former Iranian President Says Donald Trump Is Not Really In Charge

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While many delegations have come since the lifting of sanctions, "people are not seeing a huge elevation for Iran in terms of the economy or its place on the global stage", she said.

Influential cleric Ebrahim Raisi, the custodian of a powerful organization in charge of Iran's holiest shrine, appears to be the leading hardline candidate.

Rouhani's moderate supporters are in coalition with the reformist camp, whose presidential candidate Mohammad Reza Aref withdrew in Rouhani's favor in the 2013 election.

He previously served positions in Iran's Judiciary, as the Attorney General from 2014 to 2016, and Deputy Chief Justice from 2004 to 2014 for ten years.

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Others believe Rouhani has depleted his political capital with the Supreme Leader by securing his consent to the 2015 nuclear deal, leaving nothing for domestic reforms.

Raisi also formally registered for the electoral race on Friday and is expected to be Rouhani's biggest contender.

One big question is why Raisi would risk a run for the presidency if he has ambitions to become supreme leader as many speculate. Ahmadinejad previously served two four-year terms from 2005 to 2013 pushing forward Iran's nuclear program despite worldwide opposition. The article referenced the same site's 9th annual report on the death penalty in Iran, in order to showcase the fact that judicially-sanctioned killings have only increased in frequency under Rouhani's leadership.

Rouhani also highlighted the importance of resistance.

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Earlier, former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad enrolled for the upcoming presidential election.

The Spokesman-Review reveals that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke to AP directly from his office in the nation's capital of Tehran, and essentially scoffed at the idea that Iran's government could possibly be threatened by the likes of Donald Trump and the USA government. The large list of potentials will be whittled down by the Guardian Council and final selection based on political and Islamic qualifications announced on April 27, ahead of the ballot in May 19.

Registration will remain open until Saturday, and any Iranian national can apply. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. Ali Akbar Javanfekr, Ahmadinejad's media adviser during his presidency, told one local news site that "Ahmadinejad will not withdraw".

"I do not think it has a message for Iran".

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"It was very weird, but it could be entertainment for people", 31-year-old nurse Roya Khani said.

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