Iran's constitutional overseers have disqualified all but one reformist candidate in next month's presidential election.
The hardline Guardian Council Sunday rejected more than 1,000 candidates who had registered to run in the June 17 election.
The only moderate to receive the council's approval is Mehdi Karroubi, a former speaker of parliament. Among those rejected was the main reformist candidate, Mustafa Moin of the Islamic Iran Participation Front.
The party immediately threatened to boycott the election. Iran's Guardian Council is a group of 12 individuals that supervises elections and makes sure the laws passed by parliament conform to Islamic doctrine.
Last year, hard-liners took control of Iran's parliament after the Guardian Council disqualified more than 2,400 reformists from running for office.