Iranian conservative: I do not recognize Ahmadinejad's presidency

August 4, 2009 14:15

One of the conservatives who ran for the Iranian elections, Mohsen Rezaei, said Tuesday that he participated in the official nomination of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a second term "out of respect to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and not out of recognition for Ahmadinejad's presidency." Rezaei, a conservative, was previously commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. Reformist candidates Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi did not participate in the ceremony.

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