The Iranian resistance is set to reiterate its demands for democratic change and a non-nuclear Iran in an upcoming grand gathering in Paris on June 22.
U.S. statements on the Iranian election process show a profound misunderstanding of the country's political system, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
The declining reputation of Iran and its related economic problems are the true enemies of the Islamic republic, former President Ali Akbar Rafsanjani said.
The leading opposition-backed candidate in Iran's presidential election was not on the list of eight candidates allowed to run, the Interior Ministry 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.
Iranian election officials said the field of candidates for next month's presidential election has been finalized at 686.
The front-runners for the upcoming Iranian presidential election include a former president and a top aide to the current leader, election officials said.
The power struggle in Iran is getting rougher as President Mahmoud Ahmadienjad and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei square off.
Charges of sorcery against a cleric close to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad show the height of political turmoil in the country, an analyst said.
The Iranian president has called on the country's supreme leader to prevent the creation of a sports ministry, something his critics say is illegal.