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From Executioner to Presidential Hopeful

CHRI – The presidential bid of ultra-conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi has been strongly criticized by supporters of human rights. In 1988, Raisi was appointed to a special commission that sent thousands of political prisoners to their deaths by execution.

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Raisi slams Iran state TV for coverage ‘biased’ toward Rouhani

Al-monitor – With the presidential election due to be held on May 19, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has urged a high turnout in the race. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi In a meeting with a group of army commanders and staff on April 19, Ayatollah Khamenei made reference to the upcoming presidential and city council polls, saying, “The election should be healthy, safe, lucid …

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IRAN: Poll Highlights Rouhani’s Reelection Challenge

PayvandNews – With all 1600-plus candidates now registered for next month’s Iranian presidential election, the results of a new public opinion survey by IranPoll suggest that incumbent President Hassan Rouhani may have a challenge on his hands if he hopes to win a second term. Assuming that Iran’s Guardian Council doesn’t disqualify him from running, Rouhani should be the favorite to win the May 19 contest …

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Trump Orders Review of Iran Nuclear Deal

VOA- U.S. President Donald Trump has directed the National Security Council to review the international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program and evaluate whether suspending sanctions “is vital to the national security interests of the United States.” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (official portrait) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed the review in a letter Tuesday to House Speaker Paul …

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Russia lifts visas for tourists from Iran, 17 other countries

PayvandNews – Russia says it has lifted visa restrictions for tourists and businessmen from Iran as well as 17 other countries for trips to the country’s Far East. The announcement was made by Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as reported by Sputnik news agency. Russian Far East “I have recently approved the list of countries, whose nationals can take advantage …

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