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“Ahmandinejad Doesn’t Want to be Approved as a Candidate”

Political analyst Naser Imani believes that Ahmadinejad is not seeking to be approved for election, and he is instead lobbying for future leadership beyond the election. Imani noted that “any candidate who wants to be confirmed has been hiding their radical positions for at least four or five months, but Ahmadinejad does not want to be President and wants the Guardian Council to disqualify him, so he can take an even tougher stance”. Instead, Imani said, Ahmadinejad is creating an opposition to the government in Iran.

Read more on Tasnim.