Dr. Sadeq Va’ezzadeh, the head of the Center for Islamic-Iranian Development Model, announced his candidacy for the upcoming presidential elections. Va’ezzadeh said that he decided to run in the June presidential elections following the invitation by scientists, and political, scientific and executive personalities. Former Iranian Health Minister, Kamran Baqeri Lankarani, announced that he would run in the upcoming presidential election. So far, Head of the State Inspectorate Organization of Iran Mostafa Pourmohammadi, senior member of Iran Expediency Council Hassan Rohani, First Deputy Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Reza Bahonar, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi Fard, Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaee, Iranian Minister of Transportation and Housing Ali Nikzad, former Intelligence Minister Ali Fallahian, former Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, and Member of the Iranian Parliament Alireza Zakani have declared their intention to run for president. Former Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Mohammad Saeedikia, declared his candidacy on March 18.