The political record of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani should be examined given his last-minute bid for president, his critics said.
The last-minute entry of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani into June's Iranian elections poses a major challenge to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The front-runners for the upcoming Iranian presidential election include a former president and a top aide to the current leader, election officials said.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are urging voters to vote in Iran's next presidential election.
Russia ranked low in three media watchdog evaluations released Friday to mark World Press Freedom Day.
Western sanctions on Iran are biting deeper than ever with oil exports tumbling to a 26-year low only weeks before the Iranian presidential election.
The final outcome of the so-called Arab Spring is the creation of a "brilliant Islamic civilization," Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said.
Fixing the Iranian economy is moving to the top of the political agenda as presidential hopefuls develop campaign platforms, candidates said.
Iranian voters have an opportunity to make a statement to the country's enemies by turning out for June elections, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said.
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah has allegedly met with senior Iranian officials to discuss regional affairs, a Kuwaiti newspaper said.