Iran's electoral commission Tuesday barred two popular candidates from running in next month's presidential election. Iranian journalist Shirin Jafaari says the move to disqualify them might mean many Iranians will not bother to go to the polls.
Many world leaders attended the funeral of President Hugo Chavez. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was one of them. Mohammed Manzapour of the BBC's Persian Service said Venezuelans view his presence according to their political affiliation.