Iran’s Guardian Council, the powerful body that determines the eligibility of political candidates, announced that it has approved a policy to require concrete administrative plans from presidential candidates when it is deemed necessary.
Independent presidential candidate Ghassem Sholeh Saadi was summoned by the Ministry of Intelligence after he met with a number of reporters and reformist youth.
The head of the IRISL Group (Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines) says revenues from the country’s shipping industry have shrunk by more than half in recent years.
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.
Ramin Mehmanparast, the spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, has tendered his resignation after registering to run in the 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.