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Ahmadinejad barred from Iran election by Guardian Council: state media

TEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani was among six candidates approved Thursday by Iran's Guardian Council to run in next month's election while former leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was barred, state media reported. The other candidates selected were hardliners Ebrahim Raisi and Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, conservative Mostafa Mirsalim, former minister Mostafa Hashemitaba and Rouhani's ally and vice-president Eshaq Jahangiri. Both Ahmadinejad and his close ally Hamid Baghaie were barred from running by the Guardian Council.…