کد خبر: 193046
Senior Iranian official tenders resignation ahead of presidential election
An informed source has confirmed that veteran Iranian politician Ali Akbar Nateq Nouri has tendered his resignation ahead of the Friday presidential election.

The source said on Thursday that Nateq Nouri submitted his resignation as the head of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s Inspection Office, but his resignation has not been accepted yet, IRNA reported.

The source rejected as lies reports about Nateq Nouri's dismissal by some news channels supporting one of the presidential candidates.

Nateq Nouri decided to quit his post a while ago as he felt responsible to defend incumbent President Hassan Rouhani and his administration on one hand and since the Leader’s lofty position must be kept away from common political groupings on the other.

Iran will simultaneously hold its 12th presidential election and the 5th City and Village Councils Elections on May 19.

The four candidates vying in the race are incumbent president, former deputy judiciary chief, Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, member of Iran’s Expediency Council Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim, and former vice president, Mostafa Hashemi-Taba.

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