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Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sees no threat from USA

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sees no threat from USA

The registration for presidential elections officially started on April 11 and will end on April 15.

Electoral campaigns will officially begin on April 28 and will continue until May 17.

The Guardian Council, which normally does not approve dissidents or women, will announce the final list of candidates by April 27.

The 56-year-old judge and cleric registered on Friday for the May 19 vote and his candidacy is being closely watched by foreign investors and diplomats who fear the return of a hardline administration that could threaten the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and efforts to open up trade.

With an election in May, President Rouhani has sought to defend himself from criticism that he appeased the West with the nuclear deal.

"From now on, protecting the deal is one of the most important economic and political issues", he said of the nuclear deal.

Raisi, a close ally of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, followed within hours.

According to the Center for Human Rights in Iran, Raisi's candidacy alone is "a serious setback for a country striving to rejoin the worldwide community" because of his "leading role in crimes against humanity during the 1980s", including the massacre of up to 30,000 political prisoners in the summer of 1988.

Thus, the leadership question in Iran is about more than the presidency and the other governing bodies, particularly since the death on January 8, at age 84, of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Chairman of the powerful Expediency Discernment Council.

The presidency could provide a stepping stone to the top - as it was for Khamenei in the 1980s.

A potential spoiler appeared on Wednesday, when former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made the shock move of registering for the election against Khamenei s advice.

Kosar is an indigenous training jet, which has been designed, built, tested and standardized inside Iran. Many Iranians joke they have already experienced their version of Donald Trump.

Baghaie, 48, was vice-president for executive affairs and headed the tourism board under Ahmadinejad.

The Iranian president said that revival of social ethics and the rights of citizenship, transparency as well as free circulation of information would still be on the agenda of his program for the next term of presidency, if elected.

The foundation hosts 20 million pilgrims a year at the shrine, and has also developed into a sprawling, multi-billion-dollar conglomerate that runs everything from farms and power plants to brokerages and IT firms. He has vowed to create five million jobs and more than double Iran's revenues.

A war veteran, former Revolutionary Guards commander and police chief, he is a staunch conservative.

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