Iran's Guardian Council has knocked out two top candidates for the top political job in Iran. The Council, comprised of theologians, has angered outgoing Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with its decision.
Abbas Edalat, a British-Iranian computer science professor, has been detained by Iran's Revolutionary Guard. The computer science professor and peace campaigner was accused of involvement in an "infiltration network."
Hard-line ex-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who ruled Iran for eight years, has been barred by the Guardian Council from running in next month's presidential election. His ally Hamid Baghaie has also been disqualified.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has registered to run in Iran's presidential election, against the will of Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. This provocation harms the entire regime, says Iran expert Bahman Nirumand.
Iran's former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has stunned the country by putting himself forward as a candidate for next month's presidential election. The move defies the Supreme Leader, who told him not to run.
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