Ethnic groups enjoy equal rights in Iran: Rezaei

Presidential candidate Mohsen Rezaei says people from all walks of life and ethnic backgrounds enjoy equal rights in Iran.

The independent candidate made the remark in a speech in the western city of Sanandaj, in Kurdistan Province.

Rezaei, who is currently secretary of the Expediency Council, promised to will protect the civil rights of Iran’s Kurdish population if he wins the election.

He also pledged to improve living standards in Kurdish regions and to include prominent Kurdish figures in his future administration.

Rezaei is facing six rivals, namely, President of the Expediency Council’s Center for Strategic Research Hassan Rohani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili, Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, former Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Velayati, former First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Aref, and former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi.

The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election. This year’s election will be held on June 14.

Nearly 50.5 million Iranians are eligible to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

By Press TV

 

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