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Former Iran parliament speaker signs up for presidential vote after Raisi death

Former Iranian parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani, a prominent conservative, was among candidates registering on Friday for an early election next month following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash, state media reported. Larijani, an adviser and ally of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told reporters that he would focus on fixing the economic problems facing Iranians and "resolving (U.S.) sanctions", while maintaining a strong defence. Larijani was barred from sta...

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