Ahmadinejad has no plans to run for president in 2017

Ahmadinejad has no plans to run for president in 2017

Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he does not have any plans for running in the country’s presidential election due to be held on May 19, 2017.

“You advised me that my participation in this round of elections won’t be expedient and I stated my compliance. Acting upon the guidelines of the great Leader of the Islamic Revolution, I have no plans to participate in next year’s presidential contest,” he wrote in the letter to Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

On Monday, Ayatollah Khamenei called on Iranian political figures to avoid taking actions that could provoke polarity within the society, warning that enemies are waiting to take advantage of disagreements among Iran's political forces, Tasnim News agency reports.

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