Tehran, YJC. Kamran Bagher Lankarani has severely rejected allegations on his resignation from candidacy in favor of Jalili.
Lankarani refuted the news of his inclination to resign candidacy as "If I had felt there was someone more qualified for candidacy than myself I would have not entered the stage at all.”
In answer to a question regarding his intentions to step down from candidacy, Lankarani said "If I were to resign in favor of someone I would have not set foot on the electoral scene as a candidate at all.”
Lankarani strongly stated that he will not step down in favor of anyone and will remain candidate until the end.