Women can register as candidates in the upcoming presidential elections without let or hindrance, Kadkhodaei told reporters in Tehran on Saturday.
He added that other arguments around the issue need to be resolved on a gradual basis.
In late August, the Iranian deputy interior minister in charge of elections said the country’s next presidential elections will be held on June 18, 2021.
Jamal Orf said with the Guardian Council’s approval, June 18 was set for holding presidential, council and midterm parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections.
Candidates hoping to run in the next elections are to apply in early April for approval. The final list is to be announced by the Guardian Council in early June.
Under Iran’s law, an incumbent president cannot run for a third term if he has already served for two consecutive terms in office. Rouhani was first elected in 2013 and reelected four years later.