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Ahmadinejad aide appeals for run at presidency

Esfandiar Rahim Mashai has appealed to Iran’s Supreme Leader to let him join the race for president after his disqualification by the Guardian Council. » read more

Ahmadinejad’s candidate will challenge disqualification

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke out against the Guardian Council’s disqualification of his chief advisor from the presidential race, saying: “I will pursue the matter until the last moment through the Supreme Leader.” » read more

Controversial candidates barred from running for president

The Interior Ministry has announced the names of eight people approved by the Guardian Council to run the in the presidential election, and the names of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim Mashai are not included in the list. » read more

MPs call on council to disqualify candidates

One hundred Iranian MPs have written to the Guardian Council to call for the disqualification of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim Mashai from the presidential race. » read more

Council slams Ahmadinejad for candidate endorsement

Iran’s Guardian Council has spoken out against the fact that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accompanied Esfandiar Rahim Mashai as he registered to run in the presidential race. » read more

Multiple last-day entrants in Iran’s presidential race

Just minutes before the deadline on March 11 to register as a presidential candidate, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani made it official that he wants to be the next Iranian president. » read more

Ahmadinejad ally swears election will be clean

Esfandiar Rahim Mashai, a close aide and advisor to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has announced that the government will not allow anything to compromise the health and transparency of the presidential election. » read more

President’s shuffle seen as prelude to election

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has shuffled a few members of his cabinet and office staff in a move that some have interpreted as prepping his allies for the coming presidential election in June of 2013. » read more

Ahmadinejad adviser calls for judicial action against threats

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s media adviser has criticized the Tehran Prosecutor for giving tacit approval to those who threaten members of the administration by remaining silent in the face of their “illegal actions.” » read more

Ahmadinejad’s office fires back at accusers

The Iranian president’s office has announced that accusations against chief of staff Esfandiar Rahim Mashai and the president's executive deputy Hamid Baghai are an attempt to spread false rumours. » read more