An Iranian news agency says defeated presidential candidate Mohsen Rezai has withdrawn his complaints about the country's disputed election. 
24 Jun 2009 - 3:15 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 2:27 PM

Defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mohsen Rezai withdrew complaints made to the country's electoral watchdog about the disputed presidential election, IRNA news agency said late Tuesday.

In a letter written to the Guardians Council, Rezai said he was withdrawing his complaints as the country's "political, social and security situation has entered a sensitive and decisive phase, which is more important than the election."

"I feel it is my duty... taking into account my pledge as a soldier of the revolution, the leader and the people, to inform you that I renounce following up on my complaints."

Rezai is one of the three defeated candidates who had complained to the Guardians Council of "irregularities" in the June 12 election that saw President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad return to power.

He's the former head of the elite Revolutionary Guards Corps and also ran in the 2005 presidential campaign but withdrew two days before the election.