Iran’s Ahmadinejad running for president again, defies Ayatollah


The former president of Iran who once admitted that he was trying help usher in the arrival of the Muslim Mahdi in Iran

Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday stunned the country by unexpectedly filing to run in the May presidential election, contradicting a recommendation from the supreme leader to stay out of the race.Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, former president of Iran, on Wednesday unexpectedly registered to run in the upcoming presidential elections in May. Ahmadinejad’s surprise decision could upend an election many believed would be won by moderate President Hassan Rouhani, who negotiated the nuclear deal with world powers. Though Rouhani has yet to formally register, many viewed him as a shoe-in following Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s recommendation in September for Ahmadinejad to stand down and conservatives’ inability to coalesce around a single candidate…..Read More