An Iranian opposition website reports that Tehran “has put on a military face” as the Guardian Council is set to announce today the presidential candidates that have been approved to run in the election.
The Kaleme website writes that the possible disqualification of Esfandiar Rahim Mashai, the preferred candidate of the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad camp, has given Tehran a military face.
The Guardian Council is about to announce the qualified candidates for the presidential election today.
According to the report, “security and anti-riot forces have been stationed at various points in the city, much to the surprise of the citizens.
Meanwhile, a reformist youth group involved in the Hashemi Rafsanjani campaign has been shut down in the lead up to the announcement of the qualified candidates.
Iran’s presidential election is slated for June 14.