UPDATE ~ Iranian council backtracks on allowing women to run for presidency

UPDATE ~ Iranian council backtracks on allowing women to run for presidency

[JURIST] Updating a report from earlier today in JURIST's Paper Chase, the official IRNA news agency [media website; English version] is reporting that Gholamhossein Elham, a spokesperson for Iran's Guardian Council, has rejected reports that quoted him saying women could run for president. IRNA quotes Elham as stating "My perspective on the Guardian Council's viewpoint on political and religious 'rejal' is that it has not changed.'' Read the IRNA story. Reuters has more.