Apr 17 2017
On Friday (14 April), the country's leader registered his name in the upcoming election and will compete alongside front runner Ebrahim Raisi and former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
"The Iranian nation will not stop half way, and will continue down its path".
Mr Raisi is a judge and a cleric who is close to Ayatollah Khamenei, and was born into a religious family.
For the time being, constant and green-friendly development, creating jobs and fighting social problems, say, poverty and addiction are among major concerns of his administration and he is determined to pace in this direction, Rouhani said.
Rouhani also mentioned the giant joint gas field, the North Field, Iran will be developing with Qatar.
"We will not take permission from any country or worldwide organization to develop our conventional defense power and we will confront any foreign interference in the defense affairs, including the Islamic Republic of Iran's missile power", Shamkhani said.
Incumbent President Hasan Fereidun Rouhani is favored to win re-election, and an Ahmadinejad candidacy would split the hardline vote, giving the advantage to President Rouhani.
His father-in-law leads Friday prayers in Mashhad and both have seats on the Assembly of Experts that will choose the next supreme leader - a position for which Raisi himself is often rumoured to be in the running.
He has served as attorney-general, supervisor of state broadcaster IRIB and prosecutor in the Special Court for Clerics.
Earlier this month Ebrahim Raisi announced his readiness in a statement in which he said the country is suffering from "structural chronic illness and incorrect managerial traditions".
Speaking to reporters at a news conference after he registered, he said: "I have come to be the candidate for all of Iran".
Registration will remain open until Saturday, and any Iranian national can apply. "In the Islamic Republic, the officials and the supreme leader have approved of it and declared their commitment to it", he said.
The clerical body will announce a final list of vetted candidates on 27 April.
"He has no experience in foreign policy, so at least initially he will have to follow the system's grand strategy of preserving the nuclear deal and shifting any blame of undermining it to the United States", said Ali Vaez, Iran analyst for the International Crisis Group. Iran has since resumed selling oil and signed deals worth billions of dollars to replace its ageing commercial airline inventory. However, critics say Iranians have yet to feel the economic benefits.
Apr 17 2017
Kerala: Easter celebrated in state with religious fervour
"So, whatever is dead in your life by the power of the risen Christ shall come alive and you shall have new experiences". It's common for Christians to greet each other by saying "Christ has risen" in the say way they'd say "Merry Christmas".
Apr 16 2017
Diplomats can't agree on what Trump will do next in Syria
Just last Thursday, Tillerson said that "steps are underway" to create an worldwide coalition with the goal of regime change. She told the news channel that removing Assad was not the US' only focus and "there's multiple priorities".
Apr 16 2017
Justice Department drops North Carolina LGBT rights lawsuit
Last year, the NJCAA moved a baseball championship after North Carolina adopted a "bathroom bill" limiting LGBT rights. Hodges decision of the United States Supreme Court of 2015" rendering it void on the state level.
Apr 16 2017
Pep Guardiola expecting tough test against Southampton
Maybe now he understands better what we're looking for. "[His attitude] was always good, from the beginning". The newly-acquired Italian striker is scoring a goal every 70 minutes in the Premier League at the moment.
Apr 16 2017
World's oldest person Emma Morano dies in Italy aged 117
Ms Morano lived in northern Italy and was born on November 29, 1899, four years before the Wright brothers first took to the air. Dr Bava also lives in Verbania and had been her doctor for almost a quarter of a century. "I eat two eggs a day, and that's it".
Apr 15 2017
Trump says China won't be labeled a currency manipulator
Speaking about the agency to the Journal Wednesday, Trump said, "Instinctively, you would say, 'Isn't that a ridiculous thing'". But the falling dollar and bond yields weighed on European markets. "I think we had a very good chemistry together", he said.
Apr 15 2017
Egg hunts around Central Alabama for weekend of April 14TH
An egg hunt has traditionally been defined as a game during which decorated eggs or Easter eggs are hidden for children to find. The Medina Railroad Museum, 530 West Ave., Medina, will offer its Easter Express with departure times at noon and 1:20 p.m.
Apr 14 2017
First Alert Forecast: mild temperatures and low rain chances through Easter
It's going to be wet on Thursday in the north valley, and it could be exciting too, according to the National Weather Service. With a mostly sunny sky, highs will reach the 60s statewide, and possibly 70 degrees in southern New Hampshire.
Apr 13 2017
Gamasutra reacts to the Project Scorpio dev kit
Project Scorpio is slated to release Holiday 2017, and will be unveiled and Microsoft's E3 2017 showcase in June. If you've read our previous Project Scorpio coverage, most of these specifications won't be a surprise to you.
Apr 13 2017
United States envoy Nikki Haley says Syria regime change is 'inevitable'
US presidents have a tradition of entering office and expressing hope for improved relations with Russian Federation . While Britain says Assad must go, Alfano was cautious on the issue, saying that decision should be up to the Syrians.
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