22 days to the presidential vote, election stories are as follows: Zahra Mostafavi’s letter to Supreme leader to revoke the GC’s decision on barring Rafsanjani; Motahari’s comments on GC’s political approach in vetting process; Ahmadinejad’s efforts to take up Mashaei’s disqualification; Rafsanjan’s abidance by law regarding his disqualification; Iran MP’s thankful statement to GC and Jaliil’s visit with Grand Ayatollahs and clerics in Qom.
Ayatollah Khomeini’s daughter asked Supreme leader to revoke the GC’s decision on barring Rafsanjani
Zahra Mostafavi Khomeini, daughter of the Ayatollah Khomeini, has asked Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to revoke the Guardian Council’s decision on barring Hashemi Rafsanjani from standing in next month’s presidential election, Jamaran reported.
Commenting on the Guardian Council’s decision to disqualify Hashemi Rafsanjani, Ali Motahari, a conservative Member of Iran’s Parliament has said that the Council adopted a more political approach than a religious and legal one, Young Journalist Club reported.
According to Fars news agency, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he will pursue the disqualification of Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaei through Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei. Ahmadinejad has also called Rahim-Mashaei and his supporters to be patient, saying he would ask the Supreme leader to reverse the ban on Mashaie.
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani will not contest his disqualification from next month’s presidential poll, Eshagh Jahangiri Rafsanjani’s campaign manager was quoted by Mehr as saying.
To appreciate Iran’s Guardian Council for vetting presidential candidates, members of Iran’s Parliament has issued a statement that has been signed by 150 MPs, Fars said.
Visiting Grand Ayatollahs and clerics in Qom, principlist presidential hopeful Saeed Jalili, who is the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) has stated that the policy of my administration is removing threat rather relieving tension, Tasnin News reported.