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Raisi in one-man race to be next Iran president

  • Iran’s presidential election will be held next week and the regime appears determined to make Ebrahim Raisi the next president. The regime is applying the lessons it learned from the previous vote to ensure Raisi wins. The theocratic establishment was hoping that Raisi would win the 2017 elect...
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The iron fist of Iran’s next president

  • Iran’s presidential election will be held in less than two weeks and Ebrahim Raisi, the head of the country’s judiciary, appears to be the top contender. This raises the question: Who exactly is he? Born in 1960 in the city of Mashhad, Ebrahim Rais Al-Sadati attended a Shiite seminary in his ...
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Iran regime doing all it can to ensure Raisi becomes president

  • In spite of the Iranian regime’s claims that it holds democratic presidential elections, the system is fundamentally an authoritarian one disguised as a democracy. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in February boasted about the regime’s political system and the people’s important role in influencing...
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Why Iranians will reject this sham presidential election

  • Iran’s presidential election will be held in less than three weeks and the Guardian Council has approved seven individuals. Candidates in the Iranian regime’s June 18 election include alleged mass murderers, corrupt embezzlers, subjects of both European and American sanctions due to human right...
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Same old, same old at the top in Iran

  • Iran will have a new president next month as, under the terms of the country’s constitution, the incumbent Hassan Rouhani cannot run for a third stint in the June 18 election. A total of 592 individuals have registered for the country’s 13th presidential election, most of whom are not well kn...
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Biden must halt nuclear talks with Iran

  • As the negotiations between Washington and Tehran continue, and the chances increase of reviving the 2015 nuclear deal and lifting sanctions against Iran, the regime in Tehran appears to be growing more emboldened and empowered to escalate its destabilizing and destructive behavior in the Middl...
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Khamenei’s hidden hand in Iran’s presidential vote

  • Iran’s election in June will determine not only the next president, but possibly also who will succeed Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Khamenei, who came to power in 1989, is the second-longest serving ruler in Iran in the past century, behind only Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, who ...
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Sanctions relief would not benefit ordinary Iranians

  • Iranian leaders across the political spectrum, including the hard-liners, “moderates” and “reformists,” have been vocal and in agreement on one particular issue: They want sanctions relief from the US. Even Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who was very reserved about expressing his opinion publicl...
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How Iran has outmaneuvered America … yet again

  • The philosopher George Santayana famously wrote: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” And now that the Biden administration has declared it is prepared to lift sanctions on the Islamic Republic in order to revive the Iran nuclear deal, aka the Joint Comprehensive Pla...
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Iran regime has become its own worst enemy

  • It has long been evident that the Iranian regime is desperate for the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal. This is due to the regime’s financial hardship and the significant pressure it is facing inside the country.  After the former Trump administratio...
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