Iran vice president pulls out of election, backs Rouhani

May 17, 2017

Iranian vice-president Eshaq Jahangiri waving to the crowd as he attends a campaign rally for the upcoming presidential elections in the capital Tehran on May 13, 2017. (AFP)

Iran's reformist first vice president, Eshaq Jahangiri, on Tuesday pulled out of this week's presidential election and endorsed the incumbent, Hassan Rouhani, ISNA news agency reported.