"Iran's moderate former president Mohammad Khatami on March 16 withdrew his candidacy from the country's June presidential election, a close ally told Reuters.
"'He has decided to withdraw...but he will back another moderate candidate who will be announced shortly in a statement by Khatami,' the ally, who declined to be named, said.
"The ally did not give a reason for the withdrawal nor did he name the politician who Khatami would back but the former president had a meeting with another moderate candidate, former prime minister Mirhossein Mousavi, on March 15."
Expect Khatami to support Mousavi.
(Crossposted to American Footprints)