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Iranian presidential contenders Saeed Jalili and Alireza Zakani have withdrawn from Iran's presidential race in favour of Ebrahim Raisi, the conservative contender who has the biggest chance for winning the Friday votes.
Ali Motahari, the former deputy speaker of Iran’s parliament, has officially backed Abdolnasser Hemmati as his favoured candidate in the Friday presidential elections.
The seven presidential candidates qualified by the Guardian Council to run in this month's presidential election traded strong barbs in their first debate on Saturday, which was focused on their economic views.
An Iranian newspaper has implied that there is a shoo-in among candidates running in the upcoming presidential race, calling on other contenders to unite and rally behind him rather than campaigning against one another.
The Interior Ministry has released the official list of candidates qualified by the Guardian Council to run for president in the June elections.
Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan, a military advisor to Iran's Leader and one of the key military figures running for president in Iran's June elections, has dropped out in favour of Ebrahim Raisi, the key candidate of the conservative camp.
The deadline for registration of Iranian presidential hopefuls passed on Saturday afternoon, after dozens of people, including several politicians and military figures, signed up to run for president in the country's June elections.
Iran's Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi has submitted his candidacy for the next month's presidential elections.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says he will definitely not enter the June presidential race, asking hardliners to let him focus on the Vienna talks and the removal of US sanctions.