Voters in Iran will cast their ballots on June 14 for the country’s next
president, a man who will play a pivotal role in foreign and nuclear
policy and who must also address economic challenges worsened by
sanctions and international isolation.
Middle East expert Geneive Abdo says Ahmadinejad had been positioning
[Esfandiar Rahim] Mashaei as a presidential candidate for years. The two are not only
like-minded in their nationalism and shared disdain for the clerical
establishment, but are also relatives — Ahmadinejad’s son is married to
Mashaei’s daughter, she says.
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