Valiollah Seif, who headed the Central Bank of Iran between 2013 and 2018, was charged with disturbing the order in the forex market and paving the way for illegal purchase and sale of foreign currency.
The restricted field may further dim the clerical establishment’s hopes of a high turnout amid growing public frustration over economic hardship and political restrictions.
President Hassan Rouhani said the resignation of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was against Iran's national interests. Zarif is a key supporter of the president who is facing pressure over Trump's shredding of a multiparty nuclear deal.
While the US president seeks support to take down Iran's ruling establishment, the hardliners and reformists in the Shia majority country are setting aside their differences over Obama-brokered nuclear deal, from which Trump has recently withdrawn.
The Idlib deal prevented a massive humanitarian tragedy in the making. But will it hold, and what's next for Syria?
Ebrahim Raisi, who was defeated in the May 19 presidential election, has asked the judiciary to intervene, alleging fraud on Rouhani's part.
Iran holds a presidential election on Friday. Four candidates remain in contention. Incumbent President Hassan Rouhani and challenger Ebrahim Raisi are thought to be the favourites.
President Hassan Rouhani and conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi are dominating the presidential race. Two candidates have withdrawn while another two barely feature.
Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf has urged his supporters to back Ebrahim Raisi, who is believed to be a favourite of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
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