15 June 2021,   03:54
Iran’s former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to run in upcoming elections despite ban

Iran’s former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will run for office again in upcoming elections in June, state television has reported.

Broadcast footage showed Ahmadinejad marching alongside supporters to a registration center at the interior ministry where he filled out forms.

In recent years, he has tried to polish his hardline image into a more centrist candidacy.

The Holocaust-denying former leader was previously banned from running for the presidency by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in 2017 - although he registered anyway.