Iran: Ex President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registers for coming election

The ex president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad despite the “advice” of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, not to participate, has registered for the participation in the coming elections of Iran.

Mr Ahmadinejad, who served two terms between 2005 and 2013, filed paperwork for the next 19 May election at the interior ministry in Tehran.

Last year the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the participation of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad once gain will not go in interest of Iran he said, “not in his interest and that of the country”. Ayatollah Khamenei supreme leader said that his advice was to avoid the, “create of bipolar opposites and divisions in the country which I believe is harmful”.

Mr Ahmadinejad promises to bring back subsidies to help people defeat with inflation.

“I registered merely to support Baghaei and I will act according to the [supreme] leader’s advice,” he said. “I’ll be serving Mr Baghaei with all my power.”

He added: “Some people say that the [supreme leader’s] advice was meant to completely forbid [me from running], but what the leader said was just advice… I am still committed to my moral promise.”

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