Mostafa Kavakebian announces presidential candidacy

TEHRAN –Mostafa Kavakebian, the secretary general of the pro-reform Mardomsalari party (Democracy Party), officially announced that he will run in the presidential election due on June 14.
Kavakebian, a former MP, made the announcement in a news conference in Tehran on Saturday, saying that he has set no condition for his participation in the election, except for the strict implementation of the law.
He also said he backs a normalization of ties between Tehran and Washington, stating that if Iran does not establish ties with the U.S. the sanctions against the country will not be lifted.

By Tehran Times


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