Ali-Akbar Velayati , Iran’s presidential hopeful holds a press conference, less than a week before candidates registration date. Iran’s presidential candidates register from May 7th to 11th. Velayati is a prominent politician. He was Iran’s foreign minister from 1981 to 1987 and is now a senior advisor to Iran’s leader of Islamic Revolution. Velayati belongs to the "Coalition of Three", a principalist coalition that is also comprised of Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqher Ghalibaf and lawmaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel. Questions about Iran-Syria relations topped the agenda at this event.