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The story: Saeed Mohammad, an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) general, has officially declared his intention to run in Iran’s June presidential elections. Referring to the approaching campaign period, Mohammad has stated that he faces a “difficult” road ahead. Concurrently, he announced on Twitter that he has resigned from his post as commander of the IRGC Khatam Al-Anbiya Construction Headquarters, a major contractor in industrial and development projects.
The coverage: Mohammad’s resignation statement cited the need to “protect” the military organization from being accused of election meddling. Whether he actually resigned or was removed, however, is disputed...
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