Today’s top stories in Iran, 08-05-2013

Today’s top stories in Iran include registration of 112 candidates for presidential election until now; former MP announcement on candidacy of Rafsanjani for upcoming election; registration of first female candidate for presidential election; Iran’s Navy unveiling of indigenous minesweeping system and CBI having no problem for allocating currency to basic goods and pharmaceutical raw materials.


112 people submit their presidency candidatures up to now

So far, 112 people submitted their candidatures for Iran’s upcoming presidential election, Interior Minister said, Fars reported.

Some of the more prominent candidates include Hassan Rouhani, Former Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Baqeri Lankarani, former health minister, Mostafa Kavakebian, Iranian reformist politician and former representative of Semnan and Mehdishahr at Iran’s Parliament, Sadeq Vaez Zadeh, a former deputy to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hassan Sobhani, ex MP and Mahmoud Muzaffar, Head of Iran’s Red Crescent Society.


Former MP: Rafsanjani to run for presidential election

Former lawmaker and Iranian reformist politician announced on Wednesday that Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani would run for upcoming presidential election and ex-president Mohammad Khatami and main reformists would support him, according to Mehr.


First female candidate registered for Iranian presidential elections

The first female candidate Razieh Omidvar, 46, has submitted her registration to the election headquarters, and said that her goal is to improve the country’s overall situation and to serve the public. , the Fars News Agency reported.


Iran’s Navy unveils indigenous minesweeping system: Cmdr.

Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the country has unveiled its first indigenously developed minesweeping system.


CBI governor: No problem allocating currency to basic goods and pharmaceutical raw materials

Central bank of Iran has no problem for allocating currency to basic goods and pharmaceutical raw materials, CBI Governor Mahmoud Bahmani was quoted by IRNA as saying.