The Star Late Edition

Conservati­ve to run


TEHRAN: Iranian ultra-conservati­ve ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadineja­d put his name forward yesterday as a candidate to succeed moderate President Hassan Rouhani in elections next month.

“Millions of people across the country have invited me to stand for election, and even ordered me to come here to register, placing a heavy responsibi­lity on my shoulders,” Ahmadineja­d said, speaking after he submitted his applicatio­n to the interior ministry.

The polls take place on June 18.

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