Rejected candidates were wronged, says Khamenei
The supreme leader has said that some candidates rejected from this month’s presidential election had been unfairly smeared, but Iran’s Guardian Council said the decision to ban them would not be reversed. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, last month endorsed the watchdog’s rejection of several prominent candidates for the 18 June vote. But in a speech last Friday, Khamenei said some candidates had been treated unfairly. However, the Guardian Council said its decisions had not been affected by any rumours, and the prohibitions still stood.