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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to run for President

Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has registered as a candidate in Iran’s presidential election, despite being told not to by the Supreme Leader, the BBC reports.

Mr Ahmadinejad, who served two terms between 2005 and 2013, filed paperwork for the 19 May poll at the interior ministry in Tehran.

Last year, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned him that such a move was “not in his interest and that of the country”.

But Mr Ahmadinejad told reporters on Tuesday that had been “just advice”.

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