The guardian Council of the Islamic revolution did not allow Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to participate in the presidential elections to be held in Iran on 19 may. On Thursday, April 20, reported the Iranian state television.
According to the statement, the interior Ministry of Iran, the election involved six candidates, including current President Hassan Rouhani, reports «Interfax».
The former President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, about 10 days ago, presented to the Central election Committee documentation required for registration as a candidate for the presidency.
Thus, Ahmadinejad spoke out against the Supreme leader of the Islamic revolution Ali Khamenei. The arbitrariness of the former President led to confusion of staff of the Iranian CEC.
We recall that in September 2016 Ahmadinejad said that refused from participation in elections and sent a message to Khamenei. In it he said that he had listened to its advice not to nominate.
Ahmadinejad took the presidency in 2005-2013. The period of his stay in power was characterized by tough confrontation with the West and sanctions. He also repeatedly called to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth.