The Guardian Council approved six candidates for next month's election, including incumbent president Hassan Rouhani, but not the controversial former president who held office from 2005 to 2013.
The decision comes against recommendations from the nation's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The Islamic State once controlled 40 percent of the country, but that percentage has whittled to about 7 percent after extensive military operations.
The United States' traditional allies, along with supporters of the Syrian opposition, welcomed the surprise airstrike on Syrian military facilities, while Russia and Iran condemned it.
Christian families have begun to return to the city of Qaraqosh, which once held Iraq's largest Christian population until the city was captured in 2014.
The US dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan Thursday, killing 36 Islamic State group fighters.
Nearly 8,000 Syrians were evacuated from towns near Damascus and in northern rebel-besieged towns on Friday.
A bullet hole is pictured on a store window on the Champs Elysees boulevard in Paris, Friday. France began picking itself up from another deadly shooting claimed by the Islamic State group on Friday, just days before voting begins in one of the most contested presidential elections in recent history.