Seven candidates to run in presidential elections as Iran bars Ahmadinejad, Larijani

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    Iran on Tuesday approved seven hopefuls to stand in a June 18 presidential poll, with judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi among the mainly ultraconservative candidates while former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and former parliament speaker Ali Larijani were barred from running.

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