15 May 2021

Ex-Iran parliament speaker, judiciary chief register to run for president

timesofisrael.com

Ali Larijani is first high-profile candidate to potentially back policies of outgoing administration; Ebrahim Raisi is an ultraconservative who opposed RouhaniTEHRAN — A former speaker of Iran’s parliament and the country’s ultraconservative judiciary chief registered Saturday to run in the Islamic Republic’s upcoming presidential election.Ali Larijani became the first high-profile candidate to potentially back the policies of the outgoing administration that reached Tehran’s now-tattered [...]