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Photos: Mohsen Rezaei Campaign Rally in Tehran

Photos by Mona Hoobehfekr, ISNA


Press TV - Iranian hopeful Mohsen Rezaei says he will vigorously continue his presidential campaign and will never pull out of the race in favor of any other candidates.  "I am the representative of people who are fed up with crankiness, adventurism, and disorganization. Therefore, I will never pull out of the race in favor of other candidates," IRNA quoted Rezaei as saying on Sunday.

Iranian presidential hopeful Mohsen Rezaei

He made the remarks to rejects the 'rumors' that he would refuse to challenge incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during their upcoming debate. Both Rezaei and Ahmadinejad are from the Principlist camp.

"People would like to eradicate poverty, unemployment and inflation. The people in this resource-rich country deserve a life without tension or economic problems," the Secretary of the Expediency Council added.

The former chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) further pointed out that people have approved of his programs.

The IRGC was a key force that helped Iran push back enemy forces during a devastating eight-year war waged by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hossein.

Having retired from military service in 1998, Rezaei is now one of four candidates running in Iran's tenth presidential elections that will be held on Friday, June 12.

The other three candidates include incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, former Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Mehdi Karroubi and the country's last prime minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi.

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