Rafsanjani’s campaign manager, Esshaq Jahangiri, told Mehr News Agency today that Ayatollah Rafsanjani will not challenge the decision of the Guardian Council in barring him from running for president.
“Mr. Hashemi (Rafsanjani) entered the race as a public servant dictated by the conditions (facing the country). He has always emphasized and followed the laws and will not challenge the decision of the Guardian Council’” said Jahangiri. (Mehr News Agency, 22 May)