Thursday, June 17, 2021

Iranian Hardliner Who Is Sanctioned By The U.S. Is Set To Win Tomorrow's 'Fixed' Presidential Election


Reuters: Close Khamenei loyalist sanctioned by U.S. set to win Iran vote 

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranians vote on Friday in a race likely to hand the presidency to a judge sanctioned by Washington for alleged involvement in executions of political prisoners, a result that would cheer the clerical leadership but stir Western human rights concerns. 

Hardliner Ebrahim Raisi, an ally and protege of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is favourite to succeed the pragmatist incumbent Hassan Rouhani, forbidden under the constitution from serving a third four-year term.

Raisi says that while the Islamic Republic needs no help from foreigners, he does back talks with world powers aimed at reviving a 2015 nuclear deal, a development that would bring an easing of Western sanctions that have crushed Iran's economy.  

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WNU Editor: Iran's expected new President is a piece of work .... 'He watched as guards threw my baby on the floor': How 'Butcher' Ebrahim Raisi oversaw brutal interrogations, torture and the execution of 30,000 political prisoners - as Iran prepares to make him president (Daily Mail). And this is who the Biden administration wants to make a nuclear deal with!?!?!?! 

More News On Iran's Presidential Election 

 Iran hardliner headed for presidency as election rivals pull out -- Times of Israel  

Iran's presidential election 'pre-determined,' says candidate barred from running -- France 24  

Former Iranian president lashes out over election process, demands U.S. stops ‘meddling’ in Middle East -- CNBC  

It’s the economy, stupid, says Iran’s shrinking middle class ahead of vote -- France 24  

Iran's presidential election: Four claims fact-checked -- BBC 

EXPLAINER: Iran vote to determine next president, direction -- AP

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