Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.9/ Trend F.Eminli/
Some 205 Iranian diplomats and envoys announced that they will support Ali-Akbar Velayati in Iran's upcoming presidential election, the Mehr News Agency reported.
Velayati has said that if he is elected president, he will improve Iran's relations with neighboring countries and use the country's full potential to prevent further sanctions.
He stressed that Iran will not surrender to the West's pressure in regards to the country's nuclear program.
The senior advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution also promised free healthcare, if he becomes Iran's next president.
Secretary of Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, Supreme National Security Council Secretary Saeed Jalili, former Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Velayati, lawmaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, President of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council Hassan Rohani, former First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Aref, and former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi compete in the presidential election which will be held on June 14, 2013.
The voters will select the successor of the current President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is not able to participate in the elections for the third term according to the country's constitutional laws.
The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term.