Iran Ex-Minister to Run in 2013 Presidential Race, Donya Says

Former Iranian Commerce Minister Mohammad Shariatmadari will run for president, Donya-e-Eqtesad reported.

Shariatmadari, who served under former president Mohammad Khatami, will be a candidate in the 2013 race, the Tehran-based newspaper reported, citing the political group, the Society for Defending the Values of the Islamic Revolution.

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