The official website of the Supreme Leader has published his February 2 2011 remarks on disqualified presidential candidates. According to Ayatollah Khamenei, disqualified candidates may not be competent to run for president, but they may have other competencies and so their lives are not over!
The remarks given in the website read: "I would announce this. Everyone should know. Those who were disqualified, are not necessarily incompetent individuals. Do not suppose because this guy was disqualified, he fully incompetent. No. According to the law, he cannot participate in the elections as a candidated. But it's possible that the authority that disqualified him may have made a mistake. He may not be competent for this job, but have other competences. This should not mean that if someone was disqualified, he should cease living. No. There are various other qualifications."
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