Today’s top stories in Iran, 06-05-2013

File photo shows Iranians preparing to cast their ballots in a presidential election.

Today’s top stories in Iran include starting of Candidates’ registration for Iran’s presidential election on Tuesday; Iranian general remarks over Israel attack against Syria; Rafsanjani statements over possibility of his candidacy in upcoming election; Iran unveiling new recce, combat drone and another earthquake in Kaki city.
Candidates’ registration for Iran’s presidential election to start tomorrow

Official registration of candidates for Iran’s upcoming presidential election will start tomorrow, according to Fars news agency. The registration will last until May 11.

 

Any arms Israel targeted in Syria not Iranian: general

A top Iranian general said any arms Israel targeted in Syria did not come from the Islamic republic, in remarks published on the Revolutionary Guards website on Monday.

Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri “denied Western and Israeli media reports that an Iranian weapons depot has been targeted in Syria,” the website reported.

 

Rafsanjani says will participate in elections if Supreme Leader consents

Iranian ex-president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has said he will participate in the upcoming presidential elections if Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei consents, Mehr news agency reported.

 

Iran to unveil new recce, combat drone: Defense minister

Iran’s defense minister says the country plans to unveil a new indigenous reconnaissance and combat drone, dubbed Hamaseh, in the coming days.

 

Iran’s Kaki city hit with another earthquake

Iran’s city of Kaki in the Bushehr province that suffered a 4,0 Richter scale quake a few days ago, has been hit with a stronger quake earlier this morning, ISNA reported.