Iran's legislative body denies disqualifying moderate candidate

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Iran's Guardian Council of Constitution, the country's high legislative body, on Monday denied of the disqualification of a moderate presidential candidate, semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

Spokesman of the council, Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei, told reporters that "We haven't heard such a thing," adding that "Although we can reconsider the qualification of candidates according to the election law... the idea of reviewing qualification of (a present candidate for upcoming election) has not been put forward and we dismiss such news."

Earlier, Iranian media reported that the qualification of the moderate presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani might be reconsidered by the council, in its Monday meeting, due to his recent campaign remarks which were "illegal" and "harmful for the security" of the country.

According to Iran's Interior Ministry, nearly 50.5 million eligible Iranians will vote for eight candidates who have been qualified by Iran's Guardian Council of Constitution for the presidential election slated for June 14. Endi

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