INTERNATIONAL

Rouhani Among 6 Candidates Selected Ahmadinejad Barred

President Hassan Rouhani was among six candidates approved by Iran's Conservative-Dominated Guardian Council to run in next month's election while former leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was barred.

According to Iranians state media, other candidates selected were hardliners Ebrahim Raisi and Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, Conservative Mostafa Mirsalim, Former Minister Mostafa Hashemitaba and Rouhani's ally and Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri.