He is considered a close ally of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who past year appointed him to run the powerful charity-cum-business-empire Astan Qods Razavi (AQR), which oversees the Imam Reza shrine in the holy city of Mashhad.
Rouhani portrayed the deal as a newborn baby and hinted that his hard-line opponents were not fit to protect it, "Those who several times attempted to kill the child can not be a good caretaker for the child".
Several former ministers and hardliner former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are among those who have registered, Reuters reports.
Rouhani, a moderate cleric, also said that if he is elected to a second term, he will continue a practice of being transparent with the Iranian people. Under Iran's Constitution, a president can not serve for three terms in a row.
Associated Press journalists watched Wednesday, April 12, as stunned election officials processed the former hard-line president's paperwork.
Though Rouhani has yet to formally register, many viewed him as a shoe-in following Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's recommendation in September for Ahmadinejad to stand down.
Rouhani, who won the 2013 presidential elections in the first round with 50.8 per cent of the vote, is the candidate of the reformist bloc, although he defines himself as moderate.
Ahmadinejad previously served two four-year terms from 2005 to 2013.
Rouhani has arrived at the Interior Ministry where candidates enroll, Trend correspondent reported April 14.
The five-day registration period for the May 19 election began on Tuesday and will be followed by a process of vetting of the hopefuls by a hardline watchdog body, the Guardian Council.
Most of the analysts believe that Rouhani, Raisi and Ahmadinejad will be the three major candidates with political weight and ideological reflection, whose competition can heat up the furnace of election in Iran next month.
He sought to reach across political lines on Friday, saying: "I will be the candidate for the whole of Iran".
In a recent report , there are rumors doing the rounds that OnePlus is now working on their latest flagship, the OnePlus 5. The same report suggests that the OnePlus 5 will feature a dual-edge display , 23MP main camera, and 16MP front shooter.
Meanwhile, 12 states, including Arkansas, yet to abolish the death penalty have not executed anyone for at least 10 years. Together these two states were responsible for the 80% of all executions in the country during the year.
Delavan-Darien schools will be open Friday, but, will be in a general or soft lockdown situation again as a precautionary measure. At the recommendation of local law enforcement, the district entered the soft-lockdown with students and staff for the afternoon.
The strike was the first time American forces targeted a Syrian government installation in the course of the war. Speaking on Fox News Sunday , McMaster said the United States would take further action in Syria if necessary.
Bradley Cooper and girlfriend Irina Shayk have reportedly become parents after she gave birth to their first child. The Silver Linings Playbook star and the Russiam model inconspicuously welcomed their baby earlier this month.
This game was a heart-breaker for Denver , which ended their playoffs hopes as Denver has been eliminated from the playoffs. This provides an intriguing matchup, as Westbrook is going to face former teammate and opposing MVP candidate James Harden.
She said what happened to her father "should have never happened to any human being, regardless of the circumstance". Attorney Thomas Demetrio also said neither Dao nor his family had heard directly from United since the incident.
On Tuesday North Korea warned of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression, as a U.S. The dollar was flat versus a currency basket after falling on Tuesday, though a general risk-off mood prevailed.
This would help keep Toshiba's memory chip business in favorable US and Japanese hands according to public broadcaster NHK . Auditors suggest - "It is an unusual move for a Japanese company-and with a warning that the entire company could collapse".
Navy carrier group headed to the Korean Peninsula amid signs that Pyongyang is preparing for a sixth nuclear test. Trump ordered the strike in Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack on Syrians.
Wilson scores in OT as Caps survive scare to beat Leafs
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Whitefish seniors celebrate with egg hunt
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Vegas Play of the Day: Rangers at Canadiens
When I start deviating from my game is when I get in trouble. "I think it would've had to have found a squeaky hole to get in". You have to figure the Canadiens have it in them, especially after proving their resilience all season long.
Prostate cancer tests are now OK with panel, with caveats
After following patients for a longer period of time, it was shown that for every 1,000 men screened, one to two lives were saved. Catching cancer early is essential to treating unsafe and aggressive forms of the disease, which can be a benefit from the test.
Baahubali-2 audio launched in Chennai!
Baahubali 2, a sequel to the 2015 hit Baahubali: The Beginning also stars veteran actors Sathyaraj, Ramya Krishnan and Rohini. Amid all the frenzy that Baahubali has created, not much has been said about the bond that Rajamouli and Prabhas share.
Below-normal hurricane season expected this year
This eight-week period "is often the most active and risky time for tropical cyclone activity", NOAA explained on its website. In addition, this period is responsible for "a whopping 96 percent of the major (Category 3, 4 and 5) hurricane days".
Trial of Samsung heir focuses on father-to-son succession
Operating profit was 9.9 trillion won (8.7 billion US dollars) in the January-March quarter, up 48.2 percent from a year earlier. The estimated revenue during the same period came in at 14.66 trillion won, up 0.7 percent on-year, the company said .
Trump to NY Times: Susan Rice May Have Committed a Crime
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